Classical Association Conference 2022 Trail
This trail was designed to coincide with the Classical Association Conference that was hosted at Swansea University in April 2022
This carnelian scarab ring is Hellenistic in date, inspired by an Egyptian original. The label states 'Scene of Heracles fighting Cerberus' Cerberus i (cont.)
Painted pedestal vase, perhaps Marnian (la Tene I). Similar to French types. European Iron Age. David Gill and Rosalyn Gees article states it is Etrus (cont.)
A figure of a man carrying a lamb, with two holes near the base. The upper part of the body is hand-made, but the lower part is wheel-made. It dates f (cont.)
A statue of a horse with rider with stripes painted on body. It is Greek, dating to the sixth or seventh century BCE. Similar figures have been found (cont.)
A hand-made pottery askos in the form of a quadruped (likely a bull) with a spouted mouth in place of a head. The animal has short stumpy legs, which (cont.)
A female figure with a flat body, and stumps for the arms and hands. She wears a polos (truncated cone) on her head. It is from Boeotia, and dates to (cont.)
A female figure from Beoetia with a board-like body, and pointed arms. Her hair is styled in a big curl over the nose,and she wears a polos (truncated (cont.)
A stirrup jar from the Greek Mycenaean period. Such vases were the most common form of storage jars. They have a stirrup shaped handle with dummy spou (cont.)
A pear shaped vase with three looped handles. Mycenaean. Sherds of this type of pottery were found at Amarna (Petrie 1893, p.16, pl. XXVI).
A Corinthian Aryballos (oil flask). Painted on it are a siren (bird with human head) and a swan. It dates from the late seventh century BCE. According (cont.)
A lekanis, its lid is missing. It is a loop-handled vessel, with vertical lines below the rim, with red paint to the stem. It is from southern Italy.
A black polished red-figured jar with handle (NOICUS). This is an oinochoe (wine jug) or chous. This piece was made in southern Italy around 400 BCE. (cont.)
A black-figured lekythos. Lekthoi were used for storing oil. Dancing satyrs and women are depicted around the vessel, and bulls are painted around the (cont.)
A black and red figured drinking cup with two handles and a pedestal beneath. The scene depicts a seated satyr facing right with drinking horn on his (cont.)
This terracotta depicts a woman riding on a sow. See a similar example in the British Museum (1926,0930.48). The figure may be Demeter or Baubo. The (cont.)
Pottery statue of a dog. See article by Gill and Gee in Journal of Hellenic Studies 1996, 259, no. 45.
A female head from the Eastern Mediterranean. There is a hole in the back of the head. This was used as a scent bottle. and dates to the sixth centur (cont.)
Goat white slip. 6th century BC 'From Thebes'. See article by Gill and Gee in Journal of Hellenic Studies 1996.
A wooden label in the shape of a tabula ansata with seven lines written in ink on the smooth surface of the recto. Translation: ""Hermiysis, [son] of (cont.)