On to Grecian relics!
We begin with Lely’s Venus:
A reconstruction of the Nereid Monument from Xanthos. They’re frank about the fact that the “original place of many of the sculptures on the building is open the question and [this reconstruction] is disputed.”
A couple of metopes from a series showing battles between the centaurs and Lapith. Kind of amusing how statues and carvings tend to lose the heads and limbs most often.
Of course, besides the Parthenon stuff they had Grecian pottery and smaller artifacts as well. Here’s some Athenian pottery and small carvings:
Coins, also Athenian.
The room with all the pottery samples from the – err.. the pre-Classical Greek era? – were kept in a room that was surprisingly “normal” to me. It even had a kind of old-ish feel… dunno how to describe it properly. hahah Well-maintained still, but it just felt rather different from the other parts of the museum.
There was this small aryballos (perfume bottle) from Corinth that had a magnifying glass in front of it…
One more post to after this for the British Museum!