Hesiod[ edit ] Hesiodboth in his Theogony briefly, without naming Pandora outright, line and in Works and Daysgives the earliest version of the Pandora story. Theogony[ edit ] The Pandora myth first appears in lines — of Hesiod's poem in epic meterthe Theogony ca. After humans received the stolen gift of fire from Prometheus, an angry Zeus decides to give humanity a punishing gift to compensate for the boon they had been given.
The price that the vase fetched stunned everyone including the experts. The piece is so valuable because it is a unique example of a Chinese vase and has a connection to the Qing Dynasty. This vase is expected to deepen our understanding of Qing porcelain vases in the 18 th century and is likely to boost interest even further in Chinese art.
Qing Vases The Qing Dynasty dominated China from the seventeenth to the end of the nineteenth century. They controlled a huge area of modern East Asia and were at one stage the most powerful and richest rulers on earth. The Qing period also saw a great flourishing of the arts and vases from the era, along with the Ming period, are highly prized.
A Stunning Attic Find The discovery of the vase is as remarkable as the beautiful object. The vessel was discovered in France, in the Greater Paris area. It was part of the inheritance of a family and was discovered in a cardboard shoebox in a dusty attic. The seller, a woman, was unsure about the vase but she believed it to be valuable.
Portrait of the Qianlong Emperor in Court Dress Public Domain When the expert opened it, he was shocked and recognized it at once as a major discovery.
Before the auction, the vase attracted a great deal of attention from Asian buyers. The vessel was sold for more than 20 times its guide price and this was almost unprecedented.
The vase was purchased by a mystery Asian buyer whose name and nationality has not been released by the auction house.Media in category "Niobid Painter" The following 43 files are in this category, out of 43 total.
Finally it was Otto Jahn's catalogue Vasensammlung of the Pinakothek, Munich, that set the standard for the scientific description of Greek pottery, recording the shapes and inscriptions with a previously unseen fastidousness.
Jahn's study was the standard textbook on the history and chronology of Greek pottery for many years, yet in . In Greek mythology, Pandora (Greek: Πανδώρα, derived from πᾶν, pān, i.e. "all" and δῶρον, dōron, i.e. "gift", thus "the all-endowed", "all-gifted" or "all-giving") was the first human woman, created by Hephaestus on the instructions of Zeus.
As Hesiod related it, each god co-operated by giving her unique gifts. Her other name — inscribed against her figure on a white.
Red Figure Amphora With Musical Scene When one first lays eyes on this ceramic vase, the first notion would be to call it a naturalistic work of art due to the fact that the women are all proportionally done and nothing seems to be out of the ordinary.
Red-Figure Amphora with Musical Scene Niobid Painter BC (Classical) The Walters Art Museum. From the collection of The Walters Art Museum.
One of the prominent painters of classical Athens, the Niobid Painter (named after his most famous vase) is admired for his quiet and balanced compositions. Here, in the women's quarters of a house.
SATYRS IN SATYR PLAYS Satyr with wine amphora, Athenian red-figure kylix C5th B.C., Museum of Fine Arts Boston The Choruses of the ancient satyr-plays were composed of men dressed as Satyrs.