Female figurine on a throne with articulated upper arms. 4th c. BC, Thebes. Archaeological Museum of Thebes, Greece

In ancient Greek sculpture men were usually naked but women were always clothed. Greek statuette of a woman. Arcaeological Museum of Thebes-Greece.

Field of Cadmus, near Thebes, Greece... According to mythology, Cadmus, founder of Thebes, sowed the Giants here. Photo is by Erich Lessing

Field of Cadmus, near Thebes, Greece... According to mythology, Cadmus, founder of Thebes, sowed the Giants here. Photo is by Erich Lessing

Late Geometric grave pithos from Thebes. Its body is decorated with zones containing geometric motifs of the period: maeanders, lozenges, narrow bands and vertical zig-zags.  Archaeological Museum, Thebes. Hellenic Ministry of Culture/Archaeological Receipts Fund.  Dimakopoulou, K. and Konsola N., Archaiologiko Mouseio Thivas: Odigos, Archaeological Receipts Fund, Athens 1995 (B), table 28

Late Geometric grave pithos from Thebes. Its body is decorated w/zones containing geometric motifs of the period: maeanders, lozenges, narrow bands & vertical zig-zags. Hellenic Ministry of Culture/Arch.

Terracotta figure of a woman seated on a throne, holding a tightly-wrapped baby.  Made in Boeotia, c. 450BC

Terracotta figure of a woman seated on a throne, holding a tightly-wrapped baby. Made in Boeotia (central Greece) c.

This is conventionally termed Protocorinthian pottery. The ubiquity of the Protocorinthian perfume jar, the aryballos, makes it a type fossil and chronological index for much of the Mediterranean in the mid first millennium BCE. Find an aryballos and its distinctive style will give you the date of the find spot.Ancient Greek pot.

heracliteanfire: “The Macmillan aryballos. Attributed to: The Chigi Painter. Corinth, (via British Museum) ”

Hugh William 'Grecian' Williams  AN EXTENSIVE VIEW OF THEBES, GREECE

Hugh William 'Grecian' Williams AN EXTENSIVE VIEW OF THEBES, GREECE

Παραπόρτι, (αρχαία πηγή του Άρη) και το σπήλαιο του δράκου. Υπάρχων Τίτλος	Paraporti, the ancient Spring of Ares, and cave of Dragon slain by Cadmus (S.E.), Thebes, Greece. Τόπος	Θήβα Χρονολογία	1903΄. Δημιουργός	Underwood, Elmer & Bert (Underwood & Underwood) Η.Π.Α.1897.Δημιουργός	Underwood, Elmer & Bert (Underwood & Underwood) Η.Π.Α.1897.

Παραπόρτι, (αρχαία πηγή του Άρη) και το σπήλαιο του δράκου. Υπάρχων Τίτλος Paraporti, the ancient Spring of Ares, and cave of Dragon slain by Cadmus (S.E.), Thebes, Greece. Τόπος Θήβα Χρονολογία 1903΄. Δημιουργός Underwood, Elmer & Bert (Underwood & Underwood) Η.Π.Α.1897.Δημιουργός Underwood, Elmer & Bert (Underwood & Underwood) Η.Π.Α.1897.

Ah,  one of my favorite nuns of all time.  Can you guess why?  She is my sister, Maxime formerly known as Eleftheria.  She serves at Holy Cross Monastery outside of Thebes, Greece.

The original pinner says, "Ah, one of my favorite nuns of all time. She is my sister Maxime, formerly known as Eleftheria. She serves at Holy Cross Monastery outside of Thebes, Greece.

Head of a sphinx,Corinthian style from Thebes (Greece),around 530 BCE. Terracotta,34,5 x 19 cm   Louvre, Departement des Antiquites Grecques/Romaines, Paris, France

Head of a sphinx,Corinthian style from Thebes (Greece),around 530 BCE…

Jewels from the Acropolis and the Mycenaean cemeteries of Thebes,15-13th c.BC.Arch.Museum of Thebes,Greece

Jewels from the Acropolis and the Mycenaean cemeteries of Thebes,15-13th c.BC.Arch.Museum of Thebes,Greece

Terracotta model of two female figures, perhaps Demeter and Persephone, seated in a cart.  c.600 BC  Found at Thebes, Greece  Archaic Greek  (Source: The British Museum)

ancientpeoples: “Terracotta model of two female figures, perhaps Demeter and Persephone, seated in a cart. BC Found at Thebes, Greece Archaic Greek (Source: The British Museum) ”

Female figurine with movable legs. Handmade.    Bell-shaped body with modeled breasts, tall neck ending in a bird-like face. From Thebes. Early 7th c. BC. This figurine was the inspiration for Phoibos and Athena, the mascots for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Handmade Female Figurine w/ movable legs; bell-shaped body w/ modeled breasts, tall neck ending in a bird-like face. This figurine was the inspiration for Phoibos & Athena, the mascots for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Gold jewelry, from Kadmeion of Thebes (Greece), Mycenaean Civilization, 14th Century BC

Gold jewelry, from Kadmeion of Thebes (Greece), Mycenaean Civilization, Century BC

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