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Glass mosaic pyxis with lid  Period: Early Imperial Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D. Culture: Roman Medium: Glass; cast Dimensions: H.: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)

Glass mosaic pyxis with lid Period: Early Imperial Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D. Culture: Roman Medium: Glass; cast Dimensions: H.: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)

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)

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)

Bronze handle of a hydria (water jar)  Period: Archaic Date: early 6th century B.C. Culture: Greek Medium: Bronze Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/2 x 9 13/16in. (26.7 x 25cm)

Bronze handle of a hydria (water jar) Period: Archaic Date: early 6th century B.C. Culture: Greek Medium: Bronze Dimensions: Overall: 10 1/2 x 9 13/16in. (26.7 x 25cm)

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."

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."

Ancient Roman Molossian hound, used by the Romans to bring down bulls and wild beasts, and to kill prisoners in the arena;  EdgarLOwen.com ANCIENT ROMAN ART

Ancient Roman Molossian hound, used by the Romans to bring down bulls and wild beasts, and to kill prisoners in the arena; EdgarLOwen.com ANCIENT ROMAN ART

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.

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

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

Plaque with God Creating the Animals  ca. 1084   South Italian;modern Amalfi Campania  Ivory 4.25x4.25in  Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Plaque with God Creating the Animals ca. 1084 South Italian;modern Amalfi Campania Ivory 4.25x4.25in Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History The Metropolitan Museum of Art

a cross-section of Mount Testaccio, the artificial hill created from the discarded and broken olive oil amphorae created by Romans. It was a highly organised and carefully engineered creation,...

a cross-section of Mount Testaccio, the artificial hill created from the discarded and broken olive oil amphorae created by Romans. It was a highly organised and carefully engineered creation,...

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