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ROME - 100 CE - Terracotta freestanding statue of Diana of Ephesus, Goddess of the Amazons, a worship that focused on the Goddess as Queen of Heaven. In Roman times she was called Diana; yet at Ephesus, she was worshipped under the names Mother of Animals or Many-Breasted Artemis. Her temple built by the Amazons was one of the wonders of the World. Her hands missing, she stands on a base.

ROME - 100 CE - Terracotta freestanding statue of Diana of Ephesus, Goddess of the Amazons, a worship that focused on the Goddess as Queen of Heaven. In Roman times she was called Diana; yet at Ephesus, she was worshipped under the names Mother of Animals or Many-Breasted Artemis. Her temple built by the Amazons was one of the wonders of the World. Her hands missing, she stands on a base.

thermopolium in pompeii. thermopolium is a kind of roman bar which served hot and cold drinks. the tiled bar-top is fitted with recessed terracotta jars that would have contained the drinks. on the back wall is a fresco painting: specifically it is a lararium (a shrine to roman household gods), featuring bacchus on the far right and mercury on the far left. this particular example is called the thermopolium of vetutius placidus and is located on the via dell'abbondanza in pompeii.

thermopolium in pompeii. thermopolium is a kind of roman bar which served hot…

Ancient Roman Senate Bronze doors  I chose this image of these huge, bronze doors because of what was behind them. The Senate was an important organ of Rome during the Republic era of Early Rome.

Ancient Roman Senate Bronze doors I chose this image of these huge, bronze doors because of what was behind them. The Senate was an important organ of Rome during the Republic era of Early Rome.

Babylonian terracotta brick stamp, Inscribed “Shar-kali-sharri, king of Akkade, builder of Enlil’s temple.” Nipur, Iraq

Sumerian terracotta brick stamp inscribed “Shar-kali-sharri, king of Akkad, builder of Enlil’s temple. The ruler of the Akkadian Dynasty also built temples in Babylon (near Bagdad).

precolumbian- 600 CE - Terracotta female wearing an elaborate headdress, partially nude wearing a neck ornament and ear spools showing a detailed chest.

precolumbian- 600 CE - Terracotta female wearing an elaborate headdress, partially nude wearing a neck ornament and ear spools showing a detailed chest.

Embracin couple - 900 700 maya

Mayan island of Jaina, a religious sanctuary and necropolis. Founders Society Purchase, Katherine Margaret Kay Bequest Fund and New Endowment Fund, Detroit Institute of Arts.

Jaina Style Mayan Terracotta Sculpture of a Seated Woman - DJ.1000  Origin: Jaina, Mexico  Circa: 600 AD to 900 AD

Jaina Style Mayan Terracotta Sculpture of a Seated Woman - Origin: Jaina, Mexico Circa: 600 AD to 900 AD

Terracotta flask-shaped vessel with two warriors wearing elaborate headdresses facing each other to either sides in high relief with traces of orange. 900 AD Pre Columbian

Terracotta flask-shaped vessel with two warriors wearing elaborate headdresses facing each other to either sides in high relief with traces of orange.

Oil Lamps - Terracotta oil lamp with Dionysus, the God of Wine and Fertility, the border surrounded by a raised pattern of grapes. Traces of carbon residue about the wick hole. 100 CE

Oil Lamps-Terracotta oil lamp with Dionysus, the God of Wine and Fertility, the border surrounded by a raised pattern of grapes. Traces of carbon residue about the wick hole.

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Fotografías antiguas del Antiguo Egipto.

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