art history

Topics: Loyola Marymount University / Pages: 2 (422 words) / Published: Feb 13th, 2014
Ana Yoshinaka

Nov. 13, 2013

Introduction to Painting

Art History Lecture

Amanda Herring, from Loyola Marymount University, came and spoke to us about the Gate Keeper and Key Master Hekate of Lagina. For a little background, the sanctuary of Hekate was structured in the second half of the BC in Lagina Lagina was occupied by a single sanctuary at the time. The only people who lived on the site were people who lived in the temples. Hekate has a conspiracy over her origin. She first appeared in the literature, the Theogany. In this entry of poems, she had the the second most spaces dedicated her poem, being only after Zeus. This shows the relevance and impact she had in the Greek world, at the time. She was said to have been greatly involved in affairs to humans. She helped out all sorts of people, whether it was children, students, athletes, etc. She was not really depicted in Greek art, but when she was, it was only in limited space. When it comes to the art, I was extremely fascinated with the coin featuring Hekate, minted in Stratonikeia. It was a coin of gold color with three heads of Hekate placed on one body. This was a reoccurring theme in art that Hekate was involved in. Hekate would either have three heads on one body, or would even have three of the same bodies on each side of a three dimensional, centered log. This coin has two dogs on each side of her and, she also possesses six hands, with each pair of hands carrying something different. One pair of hands carries a knife, the other pair with a spherical object, and the last pair with the torch. It makes me curious as to what each object signifies. Also the reoccurring theme of having either three of the same head or body makes me wonder what the number symbolizes. It is amazing to think that even during these early, prehistoric times, people had the mental capacity to create such intricate art. It is fascinating to think of the minor details in the carvings of such a

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