medallion, made by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., 1775-1780
Late eighteenth century horizontal oval Wedgwood grey blue jasperware medallion, with white reliefs of two classical heads, a female and a youth. Marked "Wedgwood & Bentley". One of 46 jasperware medallions, in a Victorian rectangular frame.
Ceramic, Ceramics, Classical, Decorative Art, Felix Joseph, Mythology, Ornament, Pottery, Wedgwood
Panathenaic prize amphora with lid and figure of Athena, 363-2 BC (terracotta)
XOS1765668 Panathenaic prize amphora with lid and figure of Athena, 363-2 BC (terracotta) by Greek, (4th century BC); 89.5 cm; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA; (add.info.: The Panathenaia festival was held every four years in Athens to honour the goddess Athena. Special narrow necked amphorae filled with oil were given as prizes for athletics, music etc. This one bears two inscriptions: NIKODEMOS EPOIESEN (Nikodemos made it) and TON ATHENETHEN ATHLON ([Prize] of the Athenian Games). The decoration is attributed to the painter of the wedding procession - on the other side Nike is shown crowning the winner of a boxing match.
); Greek, out of copyright
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Traditional Indian potters at work. Our Asian Neighbours - India
In the early morning two Indian potters are working outside preparing pots for a traditional firing. They are surrounded by pots in various stages of firing and a kiln. This image is taken from 'Village, The - A Village in Tanjore': A day in the lives of the people who live in the village of Thillaisthanam, Southern India, with a population of 1500. This village is the one examined thoroughly in the book 'Cast, Class and Power' by Dr Andre Beteille. 'Village, The - A Village in Tanjore' is part of the series 'Our Asian Neighbours - India' 1977, that takes a personal look at the lives of a variety of individuals in India.
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