Syracuse Archaeology Museum Date(s): 1/10/15. Album by Jonathan Mendel. Photos by Jonathan Mendel. 1 - 21 of 21 Total. 139 Visits.
1 DSC 3511 Pre-historic dwarf elephants
2 DSC 3514 Bronze age pots from Castlluccio
3 DSC 3521 Tomb panel, necropolis of Castelluccio
4 DSC 3524 A selection of vases, necropolis and urban area of Thapsos
5 DSC 3526 A selection of vases, necropolis and urban area of Thapsos
6 DSC 3527 Vases from the "royal" tomb of Pantalica
7 DSC 3531 Funerary statue of a kouros, with Ionic influences. On the right leg, incised vertically and read from top down, an inscription in the Megarian alphabet identifies the statue as the doctor Sombrotida, son of Mandrokle. Cycladic marble, from Naxos. 550 BCE
8 DSC 3539 Megara Hyblaea, west necropolis. Statue pf a mother goddess breast feeding two twins (Kourotrophos). Locally made, limestone from Melilli. 550 BCE
9 DSC 3540 Megara Hyblaea - west necopolis. Sign confusingly said: "Terracotta so-called 'David', representing a standing female figure."
10 DSC 3546 Well of Artemis: terracotta bust of the type belonging to the cult of Demeter and Kore. Beginning IV century BCE
11 DSC 3548 Bronze horse in the Corinthian late geometric period with local adaptions. From Tomb of a young boy at Cavallari Excavations, Necropolis of Fusco (Syracuse), late 8th c. BC (ca 710 BCE)
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14 DSC 3556 terracotta plaque with a Gorgon holding Pegasus, the winged horse, who according to myth, was born from the blood of the Gorgon. The holes for nails indicate that the plaque was hung on a wooden support; it may have been a metope for a small protoarchaic building in the sanctuary. End of the 7th century BCE.
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16 DSC 3566 Grammichele - votive deposit from Madonna del Piano. Terracotta statue of enthroned female divinity. Sicilian Greek manufacture. End 6th c BCE
17 DSC 3567 Bronze statuette of an athlete, known as "Mendolito Ephebe". The pose shows the clear influence of the sculpture Pthagoras of Reggio. ca 460 BCE
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19 DSC 3574 Ancient coins Top row: circa 510 - 500 BCE Bottom row: circa 490 - 480 BCE
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21 DSC 3589 Attic red figure pelike, signed by the painter Polygnotus, Gela. This side of the vase shows a Greek warrior with a sword, shield and spear with attendant defending himself from an attack by an Amazon on horseback. The vase may have served as the ossuary jar for a cremation burial. 430 BCE.