Insights is our new online journal where members of the Kallos team will explore a range of ancient objects and subjects in depth, including those gallery-centred, and inspired by the wider art world.
Whilst we are all confined to our homes Kallos will share weekly posts, hopefully to offer a little bit of respite and distraction! We hope you enjoy reading these features as much as we do researching them.
Bounteous Demeter yoked her Serpent-Pair to her chariot, and fixed the curbing bits and made her way between the earth and sky to Tritonia's city, and brought the chariot to Triptolemus, and gave him seed and bade him scatter it. Ovid, Metamorphoses 5. 64THE MYTH OF TRIPTOLEMUS
‘Such are the horses on which gods and heroes ride, as represented by the artist. The majesty of men themselves is best discovered in the graceful handling of such animals.’Xenophon, On Horsemanship, XI.7HORSES, CHARIOTS AND RIDERS IN ANCIENT GREEK ART