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Exhibiting Democracy

Contents

Exhibiting Democracy: Material Culture from Ancient Athens and the Democratic Ideal

2,500 Years: Blockbuster Exhibition - The Context

Museum Heritage Debates

Democracy Celebrated and Debated

Two Exhibitions:

The Art Blockbuster: The Greek Miracle.

Archaeology and Text: An Exhibition Celebrating the 2500th Anniversary of Democracy

Conclusion

Exhibiting Democracy: Critical Conclusions

IMAGES


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Images

Copies of the following images, referred to in Exhibiting Democracy, are available for viewing in the Project Archive. If you would like to view, please make an appointment by contacting Carol Gillespie (c.a.gillespie AT open.ac.uk)

The Art Blockbuster: The Greek Miracle. Classical Sculpture from the Dawn of Democracy - The Fifth Century BC

Illustration 1: Plaster cast after a bust of Pericles, c. 500-429 BCE, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri , Columbia .

Illustration 2: Reconstructed model of the Athenian Agora c. 400 BCE by Fetros Demetriades and Kostos Papoulias, Agora Museum , Athens .

Illustration 3: Photograph of a Statue of a Youth Kroisos', National Archaeological Museum, Athens (3851).

Illustration 4: Fragment of an inscription from a statue base, Agora Museum , Athens (13872).

Illustration 5: Lead tokens from fourth century BCE, Agora Museum, Athens (IL. 656, 819, 893, 944, 1146, 1173, 1233).

Illustration 6: Fragment of a marble basin, c. 500 BCE, Agora Museum , Athens (14869).

Illustration 7: Fragmentary Waterclock, late Fifth Century BCE, Agora Museum , Athens (P2084)

Illustration 8: Ostrakon of Pericles, mid fifth century BCE, Agora Museum, Athens (PL6755).

Illustration 9: Photograph of a reconstructed trireme, Paul Lipke, The Trireme Trust.

The Art Blockbuster: The Greek Miracle.
Classical Sculpture from the Dawn of Democracy - The Fifth Century BC

Catalogue no. 1: Statue of Youth: Kouros, 530-520 BCE. National Archaeological Museum, Athens .

Catalogue no. 5: Statue of Youth: The Kritios Boy, 490-480 BCE, Acropolis Museum , Athens (No. 698).

Catalogue no. 9: Herakles Receiving the Golden Apples of the Hesperides, c. 460 BCE, Archaeological Museum, Olympia .

Catalogue no. 10: Head of a Youth or God: the Chatsworth Apollo, c. 460-450 BCE, British Museum , G. R. 1958.4-18.1

Catalogue no. 11: Statue of a Horse, 470-460 BCE, Archaeological Museum, Olympia .

Catalogue no. 20: Statuette of Zeus, c. 450 BCE, Musee du Louvre, Paris.

Catalogue no. 22: Calvary from the Parthenon Frieze, Slab XXXI from North Frieze, 442-438 BCE, Acropolis Museum , Athens .

Catalogue no. 24: Nike Unbinding Her Sandal, c. 410 BCE, Acropolis Museum , Athens (No. 973).

Catalogue no. 28: Grave Stele of a Little Girl, c. 450-440 BCE, Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York (Fletcher Fund, 1927 C27.45)

Illustration from E. H. Gombrich, Art and Illusion (1960), p. 100

Catalogue no. 33: Grave Stele of Hegeso, c. 400 BCE, Kerameikos Museum , Athens .

Illustration 1: Marble Statue: Kouros c. 590 580 BCE, Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York (Fletcher Fund 1932 C32.11.1).

Illustration 2: Advert for the Greek Miracle, The Washington Post, 22 November 1992. Rep. in Annabel Jane Wharton, Building the Cold War (2001), p. 54.