The Tampa Museum of Art’s popular midday program continues online. Join Branko van Oppen for a discussion about Amazons, Wonder Woman, and the Athenian vase from the Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent antiquities collection depicting two Amazons fighting Herakles.
Speaker: Curatorial Consultant for Ancient Art, Dr. Branko van Oppen is an ancient historian specialized in queenship during the Hellenistic period (from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra). He has over a decade of wide-ranging teaching experience in the U.S. and The Netherlands. He worked for five years at the Allard Pierson Museum, which holds the archaeological collection of the University of Amsterdam. Dr. van Oppen’s academic interests further include clay seal impressions, animals in ancient material culture, and Romano-Egyptian mummy portraits, as well as ancient religion and art history in general.
Images Left: Black-Figure Neck Amphora (Storage Vessel), Attributed to the Leagros Group, Greek, Attic, ca. 520-500 BC, Ceramic, Tampa Museum of Art. Museum Purchase, 1982.011.
Image Right: Original Wonder Woman Costume Design image, 1941
Photo Courtesy of Heritage Auctions, HA.com