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Proceed To Olympus: The Iconography Of The Return Of Hephaestus, Catherine Hensly Jan 2013

Proceed To Olympus: The Iconography Of The Return Of Hephaestus, Catherine Hensly

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"The ancient Greek god Hephaestus frequently appears as a processional figure accompanied by Dionysus and his thiasos on vases dating to the Archaic and Classical periods, depicted in such a manner on no fewer than sixty-three vases attributed to the 6th and 5th centuries BCE.1 The earliest surviving appearance of this procession occurs on the iconic François Vase2 and most likely represents Hephaestus’s return to Mount Olympus. Although examination of the sixty-three vases published in the Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC) fails to yield individual schemas dominating specific time periods, it does reveal certain styles cycling through over ...


The Mcvitty Book Of Hours; Finding A Link To The Illustrations, Ashton Little Jan 2012

The Mcvitty Book Of Hours; Finding A Link To The Illustrations, Ashton Little

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An investigation into the identity of the artists who created the images in the McVitty Book of Hours, a manuscript contained in Hollins University's special collections. The author posits that the marginal images were created by the Master of Geneva Latini, while the main images are the work of a separate, still unknown illuminator. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards.


The Complexity Of Kadmos, Abbey Minor Jan 2012

The Complexity Of Kadmos, Abbey Minor

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An examination of two ancient vases depicting the myth of Kadmos. Topics discussed include the relationship of Spartans and Athenians to the city of Thebes, foundational myths, and innovations in vase painting between the Archaic and Classical periods. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards.


Kalligeneia: Fertility And Feminine Focus On An Athenian Bell Krater, Suzanne Allison Jan 2012

Kalligeneia: Fertility And Feminine Focus On An Athenian Bell Krater, Suzanne Allison

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An examination and interpretation of the painting of Persephone's return from the underworld on an Athenian bell krater, a vessel used for serving wine. The author posits that the female-centric imagery on the bell krater might hint that it was used in the festival of Thesmophoria, a rite celebrating Demeter and Persephone in which only women were allowed to participate. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the 2012 Undergraduate Research Awards.


A Unique And Mysterious Shahnama Miniature, Sarah Mirseyedi Jan 2011

A Unique And Mysterious Shahnama Miniature, Sarah Mirseyedi

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An examination of a 16th-century Persian manuscript page from the Shahnama. The PDF includes the author's entry submission essay for the Undergraduate Research Awards.