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Image collection MEIDIAS HYDRIA, MEIDIAS HYDRIA DETAIL, THE MEIDIAS HYDRIA, WEDGWOOD APHRODITE

These images are of the upper zone of the Meidias vase in the British Museum. The mythical event illustrated is the abduction of the daughters of...

Meidias, Attic Red Figure, vases, Sir William Hamilton, Wedgwood, Collectors, Leukippidai, Kastor and Polydeukes, 18th century, Greek art view
Image collection Wedgwood and his Greek influences, AEGR's dedication plate

Baron d'Hancarville's AEGR, published between 1767 and 1776, is rightly acclaimed for containing some of the most beautifil ilustrations...

Sir William Hamilton, Wedgwood, vases, Collectors, 18th century, Enlightenment, George III, Baron d'Hancarville view
Image collection The jasperware vase with applied reliefs (1786), impressed WEDGWOOD, known as the 'Pegasus Vase', takes its name from the winged horse which is depicted on its lid. The main scene was designed by J. Flaxman junior, and shows the 'Apotheosis of Homer', copied from a Greek vase bought by the British Museum in 1763 from the Hamilton collection (GR 1772.3-20.26 (Vase E 460))., The jasperware vase with applied reliefs (1786), impressed WEDGWOOD, known as the 'Pegasus Vase', takes its name from the winged horse which is depicted on its lid. The main scene was designed by J. Flaxman junior, and shows the 'Apotheosis of Homer', copied from a Greek vase bought by the British Museum in 1763 from the Hamilton collection (GR 1772.3-20.26 (Vase E 460))., The Apotheosis of Homer scene, as depicted on a jasperware plaque (1786) in the British Museum. Marks: WEDGWOOD impressed twice.

The jasperware vase with applied reliefs (1786), impressed WEDGWOOD, known as the 'Pegasus Vase', takes its name from the winged horse which is...

Apotheosis of Homer, Pegasus, vases, Sir William Hamilton, Wedgwood, Collectors, Jasperware, Attic Red Figure, 18th century, Enlightenment view
Image collection Bronze sphinx

An archaic Greek sphinx. Roman collectors loved sphinxes.

sphinx, Verres, Cicero, hortensius, Collectors view
Image collection The Portland Vase, The Portland Vase, The Portland Vase, Blue jasperware copy of the Portland Vase. Wedgwood c. 1791., Black jasperware copy of the Portland Vase. Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, c. 1790., Black jasperware copy of the Portland Vase. Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, c. 1790.

The Portland Vase is a cameo glass vessel which was probably made in Rome circa 15 BCE - 25 CE. It is unquestionably one of the finest surviving...

Portland Vase, Cameo, Roman art, Octavian, Cleopatra, Mark Antony, Theseus, Sir William Hamilton, Wedgwood, 18th century, Collectors, vases, Ancient rome, Roman empire, Jasperware view
Link THE ACROPOLIS MUSEUM, ATHENS

This link takes you to the website of the Acropolis Museum in Athens. Here you can explore the history of the museum and its collections.

rthenon, Greek architecture, Collectors, Collecting, Elg view
Link OBSERVATIONS ON MOUNT VESUVIUS, MOUNT ETNA, AND OTHER VOLCANOS

This link takes you a website where you can access OBSERVATIONS ON MOUNT VESUVIUS, MOUNT ETNA, AND OTHER VOLCANOS: IN A SERIES OF LETTERS,...

Volcanoes, Vesuvius, Etna, Sir William Hamilton, 18th century, Collectors view
Link THE LAUSOS COLLECTION

This link gives you some useful information about Lausos and his collection.

Lausos, Constantinople, Collections, Collectors, Pillage, Plunder, Kairos, Zeus, Hera, Olympia, Theodosius II view
Link THE SOCIETY OF DILETTANTI - HISTORY

This link takes you to a brief history of the Society of Dilettanti by Jason M. Kelly.

Dilettanti, Society of Dilettani, Collections, Collectors, 18th century, Enlightenment view
Link THOMAS, EARL OF ARUNDEL - THE ARUNDELIAN MARBLES

This link takes you to an entry about the Arundel Marbles in Chambers' Book of Days.

Arundel Marbles, Earl of Arundel, Thomas Howard, Collections, Collectors, Ashmolean Museum view
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