THE CHIOT MAIDEN The marble she was made of was considered to have come from Chios, but the name of this Kore with the magnificent Ionian peplos with its lively traces of blue owes mainly to the fact that she has been associated with an inscribed column that bore the name of a Chiot artist. Ca 510 BC. Athens, Acropolis Photo : Latsis Foundation, 1998 Photography in the Archaic Level of the New Acropolis Museum is inexplicably forbidden.
A photograph of a spectacular looking cuirass from the 4th century BC, which is on display at New York's, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Made of bronze, it is an exceptional artifact of an integral component of the panoply (πανοπλία) of the ancient Greek hoplite (οπλίτη) during the Classical Period. Unlike the movie, "300" which had the Greeks fighting bare-chested, this is one of the types of protection that covered the front and back of the warrior. #Greece #History #Warfare