Each fall for the past few years, students in CC101 have been trekking over to the Museum of Fine Arts to see works of art associated with the texts we read in Core. This year, the tour guide devised by the faculty directs students to the themes of power and grief as visual points of entry as they consider the content, style, function and context of works in the Near Eastern, Archaic and Classical Greek Galleries.
The works include:
- Assyrian Winged Protective Deity, Carved stone slab, 883-859 B.C.E [81.56; pictured at right]
- Cylinder Seal with Scene from Epic of Gilgamesh, 900-600 B.C.E. [65.1663]
- Chariot of Achilles dragging corpse of Hector (black-figure water jug, or hydria), 520-510 B.C.E. [63.473]
- Female Mourner – Greek, Early Archaic Period, about 600 B.C.E. [67.916]
- Scenes from the Fall of Troy (red-figure krater), 470-60 B.C.E. [59.178]
Students — and alumni! — can download the PDF guide from the Core website, and plan a visit of their own.