Alabaster cinerary urn Period: Hellenistic Date: 3rd century B.C. Culture: Etruscan Medium: Alabaster Dimensions: H. with cover 33 1/2 in. (85.1 cm); H. without cover 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); length 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Marble funerary statues of a maiden and a little girl. (Credit: Rogers Fund, 1994). From site: "This distinctive manner of dress was apparently reserved for young virgins who had the honor of leading processions to sacrifice, carrying in a basket such implements as barley, fillets, and the sacrificial knife."
Mosaic Floor from Villelaure with Diana and Callisto Surrounded by Hunt Scenes, Found in Villelaure, France, Gallo-Roman, 3rd century A.D. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Currently not on view “The central element of this mosaic depicts the nymph Callisto and Diana, the virgin goddess of the hunt. Callisto broke the vow of Diana’s followers to remain chaste and was seduced by Jupiter. Here Diana discovers Callisto’s pregnancy.The mosaic was found in the ruins of an ancient villa.
ROMAN GOLD MOUNTED OVAL LAPIS LAZULI INTAGLIO OF THE ENTHRONED ZEUS Nike standing on his outstretched right hand, a scepter in his left hand, and an eagle at his feet. The wire-worked frame is surmounted by a pair of confronting peacocks. 1st-3rd Century AD