An original approach to the realm of the sea and the figures that embody it in myth through the iconography of Greek vases. The first part of the book presents 42 vases, mainly from the collection of the Louvre. The second part includes specia­list studies on the iconography
of the sea by distinguished Greek and French archaeologists.

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    Τhanks to the variety of shapes and decorated surfaces found in vases, the art of pottery developed a more extensive repertoire of subjects related to the sea than any other art form.

    The forty-two characteristic examples of marine iconography included in this catalogue come mainly from the collections of the Louvre, though also from those of other museums. They are divided into four groups: marine fauna and seafaring, the deities of the deep, the voyages of gods and heroes who crisscrossed the ocean, and, finally, the miraculous birth of the goddess who emerged from the waves, Aphrodite, born from the foam.

    The variety and aesthetic quality of marine scenes in vase-painting reveal once more the importance of the sea to Greek civilization.

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    Weight 1,000 g
    Dimensions 21.32 × 22 cm
    Avaliable in

    Greek-English, Greek-French

    Pages 176
    Images 100
ALIKI SAMARA-KAUFFMANN

The Sea of gods, heroes and men in ancient Greek art

37.1039.20 29.68 - 31.36

An original approach to the realm of the sea and the figures that embody it in myth through the iconography of Greek vases. The first part of the book presents 42 vases, mainly from the collection of the Louvre. The second part includes specia­list studies on the iconography
of the sea by distinguished Greek and French archaeologists.

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