Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean

Museum of Art Museum of Art

Exhibition: Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean

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Center Gallery
The exhibition explores the nature of divinity in the Ancient Mediterranean, the relationships between gods and the realms they control. The installation organizes around select realms (Eros and Love, Fertility and Nature) and explores the myths and iconography that connect these spheres of divinity.

Works

Attic Red-Figure Hydria (Kalpis), with the North Wind, Boreas Abducting Oreithyia by the Niobid Painter. Greek (Attica), ca. 460-450 B.C.E. Gift of Edward Perry Warren, Honorary Degree, 1926. 1908.3.

About

Simply Divine: Gods and Demigods in the Ancient Mediterranean, formerly on view in the Walker Gallery at the Museum of Art, is reassembled in the Center Gallery.

The exhibition explores the nature of divinity in the Ancient Mediterranean, the relationships between gods and the realms they control. The installation organizes around select realms (Eros and Love, Fertility and Nature) and examines the myths and iconography that connect these spheres of divinity. 

On view are some of Bowdoin's finest examples of Ancient sculpture and pottery.