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Classical Archaeology
Head of a youth, fragment of a funerary stele
Athens, Greece
Late Classical period, 400 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Funerary stele with a farewell scene
Athens, Greece
Late Classical Period, ca. 330 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Hydria (water jar) handle
Laconia, Greece
Archaic Period, ca. 560 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of a goat, decorative attachment for a large vessel
Peloponnesus, Greece
Classical Period, late 6th – early 5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Black-figure Siana kylix (wine cup)
Greece
Archaic Period, 565–550 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Fish-shaped vessel
Classical Period, ca. 500 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Cheese grater in the form of a goat
Asia Minor (Turkey)
Late Archaic Period, 6th–5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Fragment of a relief amphora decorated with sphinxes of the eastern type
Crete
Orientalizing Period, Daedalic Style, 7th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Head of Medusa
Greece
Hellenistic period, 3rd–2nd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Relief amphora decorated with a winged Potnia Theron (Mistress of Beasts) flanked by two Eastern-style sphinxes
Crete
Orientalizing Period, Daedalic Style, 7th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Patera (shallow dish) handle decorated with a kouros figure
Peloponnesus, Greece, or South Italy
Late Archaic Period, ca. 500 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Mirror and lid featuring a farewell scene
Corinth, Greece
Late Classical Period, 350–300 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Foot fragment
Greece
Classical Period, 5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Broad-bottomed oinochoe (wine jug) with lid
Greece
Archaic Period, Early Corinthian Style, 625–600 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Comic-theater mask of a slave
Greece
Hellenistic period, 3rd–2nd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Comic-theater mask of a slave
Greece
Hellenistic period, 3rd–2nd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Head of a woman
Palmyra (?), Syria
Roman period, ca. 200 CE
Classical Archaeology
Aphrodite-Isis
Egypt (?)
Late 2nd – early 3rd century CE
Classical Archaeology
Athena-Neith, the war goddess of the city of Sais, holding a statue of Serapis
Fayum, Egypt
Graeco–Roman style, 1st century CE
Classical Archaeology
Intaglio depicting Serapis
ca. 200 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Intaglio depicting Serapis
ca. 100 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Besit, a protective Egyptian spirit, nursing a Bes child
Fayum, Egypt
Graeco–Roman style, 1st century CE
Classical Archaeology
Seated Harpocrates
Fayum, Egypt
Graeco–Roman style, 1st century CE
Classical Archaeology
Finger ring depicting the head of Harpocrates
Egypt, Ptolemaic style
240 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Earring with flying Nike
Northern Greece
Late 4th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Earring with African head
Provenance unknown
3rd–2nd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Necklace with African heads
Provenance unknown
3rd–2nd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Spiral earring capped with pyramids
Greece
4th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Pair of amphora earrings
Greece
Late Hellenistic Period, ca. 2nd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Hoop earrings with busts of sphinxes
Provenance unknown
2nd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Finger ring with the head of a bearded man
Greece
5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Female figure
Cycladic Islands, Greece
Early Spedos Style, ca. 2600 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Head of a female figure
Cycladic Islands, Greece
Late Spedos/Dokathismata Style, ca. 2500 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Female figure
Amorgos or Naxos, Greece
Kapsala Style, ca. 2600 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Female figure
Cycladic Islands, Greece
Pre–Canonical, ca. 2800–2700 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Female figure
Amorgos, Greece
Kapsala Style, ca. 2600 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Female figure
Cycladic Islands, Greece
Early Spedos Style, ca. 2600 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Female figure
Paros, Greece
Pre–Canonical, ca. 2800 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Female figure
Cycladic Islands, Greece
Dokathismata Style, ca. 2500 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Reclining female figure and cradle
Paros, Greece
Late Spedos Style, ca. 2500 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Phi figurine, possibly representing a goddess
Greece
1300 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Psi figurine, possibly representing a goddess
Greece
Mycenaean, 1300 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Fibula (garment fastener)
Greece
Geometric Period, 8th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Pyxis (jewelry box) decorated with horses
Greece
Middle Geometric period, mid-8th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Oversized, boat-shaped fibula (brooch), decorated on both sides
Boeotia, Greece
Geometric Period, 8th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Statuette of a horse
Greece
Geometric Period, 8th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Corinthian aryballos (oil or perfume bottle) decorated with a griffin and a duck
Greece
Archaic period, Early Corinthian style, 600 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Hydria (water jar) decorated with a Siren
Greece
Late Classical Period, ca. 400–325 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of a cock
Greece
Archaic period, late 6th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of a dove in flight
Greece, Probably from Boeotia
Archaic period, mid 6th–century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of a cow
Greece
Archaic Period, 6th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Head of a griffin from a large cauldron
Greece
Orientalizing Period, second half of the 7th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Aryballos (oil and perfume bottle) decorated with a nude man, a swan, and a lizard
Greece
Archaic period, Early Corinthian style, ca. 600 BC
Classical Archaeology
Aryballos (oil and perfume bottle) decorated with a panther, a lion, and a deer
Corinth, Greece
Orientalizing Period, Proto–Corinthian Style, 680 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Aryballos (oil and perfume bottle) in the shape of a dead hare
Greece
Archaic Period, Corinthian Style, 6th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Oinochoe (wine jug) with trefoil mouth, depicting exotic animals and monsters
Greece
Orientalizing Period, Corinthian Transitional Style, ca. 630–620 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Horseman
Boeotia, Greece
Early Archaic period, 6th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic red-figure kylix by the Antiphon Painter
Athens, Greece
490 – 480 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of a standing woman
Tanagra, Greece
Hellenistic period, 3rd–2nd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of a drunken old woman clasping a lagynos (wine jar)
Egypt
Late Hellenistic period, 100 BCE–100 CE
Classical Archaeology
Vase in the Shape of a Sandaled Woman's Foot
Probably from Sicily, Italy
Hellenistic period, 4th–3rd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic red-figure lekythos (oil jar)
Athens, Greece
Early Classical period, 5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Rattle
Greece
Late Geometric period, Melian style, 750 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Three-sided base, probably from a grave monument
Athens, Greece
Late Classical period, late 4th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
White-ground lekythos (oil jar, sometimes used as a grave offering)
Athens, Greece
Early Classical period, ca. 460 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Male figurine
Halicarnassus, Asia Minor
Classical Period, late 5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Male figurine
Halicarnassus, Asia Minor
Classical Period, late 5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Nude youth (kouros) wearing a gold diadem
Greece
Archaic period, 570 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Horseman
Laconia, Greece
Archaic period, mid 6th–century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Boat-shaped earring with flying Eros figurine
Black Sea region, probably Trebizond
Late 4th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Horseman
Boeotia, Greece
Early Archaic period, 6th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Round aryballos (oil bottle)
Greece
Archaic Period, Middle Corinthian Style, ca. 6th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Round aryballos (oil bottle) depicting a woman’s head
Naukratis or Eastern Greece
Archaic Period, 6th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic black-figure band kylix (wine cup)
Athens, Greece
Archaic Period, ca. 550 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic black-figure neck amphora (vessel for storage and transport of commodities)
Athens, Greece
Late Archaic Period, ca. 520–510 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Grotesque head
Egypt
Hellenistic period
Classical Archaeology
Grotesque head
Egypt
Hellenistic period
Classical Archaeology
Grotesque head
Egypt
Hellenistic period
Classical Archaeology
Finger ring with the head of a woman
Greece
Late 4th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Furniture support in the shape of Papposilenos with a four-clawed animal foot
Alexandria, Egypt
Late Hellenistic Period, 1st century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Necklace
Black Sea region, probably Trebizond
Late 4th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Mask of Dionysos
Boeotia, Greece
Classical period, ca. 450 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Torso of Aphrodite
Classical Archaeology
Torso of Aphrodite
Classical Archaeology
Head of Aphrodite
Melos, Greece
Late Classical Period, ca. 400 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Intaglio depicting Eros holding a bow and arrow
Roman, Early Imperial period, ca. 100 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Intaglio depicting seated Aphrodite with Eros
Hellenistic Period, ca. 200 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Finger ring depicting seated Aphrodite holding Eros
Late Classical period, 400 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Finger ring depicting seated Aphrodite playing with Erotes
Late Classical Period, ca. 400 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Finger ring depicting Aphrodite removing her sandal
Roman period, 1st century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic black-figure panel amphora depicting Theseus battling the Minotaur with Ariadne watching from the side
Athens, Greece
Late Archaic Period, 540 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic red-figure neck amphora and lid depicting Theseus attacking an Amazon
Athens, Greece
Classical Period, School of Polygnotos, ca. 440 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of Aphrodite
Hellenistic period, ca. 300 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of Aphrodite holding an apple
Hellenistic period, ca. 300 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of Aphrodite Rising from the Sea (Aphrodite Anadyomene)
Hellenistic Period, ca. 200 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Head of Athena
Rhodes (?), Greece
Late Hellenistic Period, 1st century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Double figurine of standing women
Rhodes, Greece
Classical Period, early 5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Bust of a draped goddess
Tarentum, South Italy
Late Classical Period, 4th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Intaglio depicting Diana (Artemis)
Roman period, 2nd century CE
Classical Archaeology
Intaglio depicting Athena Promachos
Roman period, 1st century CE
Classical Archaeology
Intaglio depicting Hermes with a cock and a goat
Jordan (?)
Late 1st century CE
Classical Archaeology
Attic black-figure column krater (deep bowl for mixing wine and water) with a scene from the myth of the Rape of Europa
Athens, Greece
Late Archaic Period, ca. 520–510 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic red-figure lekythos (oil jar, sometimes used as a grave offering) depicting a winged Nike in flight, holding a torch
Athens, Greece
Classical Period, 5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic red-figure hydria (water jar) depicting the story of Amymone and Poseidon
Athens, Greece
Late Classical period, 430–410 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic black-figure lekythos (oil jar, sometimes used as a grave offering) depicting Dionysos in his chariot, accompanied by two Sileni, a Maenad, and Hermes
Athens, Greece
Late Archaic Period, 500–490 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic black-figure lekythos (oil jar), depicting Dionysos and Sileni
Athens, Greece
Late Archaic period, Cook Group, 510–490 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic red-figure kylix (wine cup) depicting a drunken Silenos besides a wineskin
Athens, Greece
Late Archaic Period, ca. 490 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Statuette of Pan
Peloponnesus, Greece
Hellenistic Period, late 4th–early 3rd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Intaglio depiciting Herakles and the Nemean Lion
Classical Archaeology
Intaglio depicting Bellerophon riding Pegasus
Roman, Early Imperial Period, 1st century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Torso of Aphrodite
Classical Archaeology
Statue of Herakles
Classical Archaeology
Funerary loutrophoros
Athens, Greece
Late Classical period, mid-4th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Comic theater mask of a slave
Alexandria, Egypt
Hellenistic period, 3rd–2nd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Corinthian alabastron (oil or perfume container) decorated with a griffin
Greece
Archaic period, Early Corinthian style, 600 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Finger ring depicting a lion
Tarentum, South Italy
Classical Period, 5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of a woman holding the folds of her cloak (himation)
Tanagra, Greece
Hellenistic period, early 3rd century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of a woman with a fan
Tanagra, Greece
Hellenistic Period, late 4th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Mirror with handle in the shape of a Siren
Asia Minor (Turkey)
Late Classical period, ca. 450–425 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Figurine of a water bearer (hydrophoros)
Rhodes, Greece
Classical Period, late 5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Aryballos (oil and perfume bottle) in the shape of a woman’s bust
Asia Minor (Turkey), probably from Ephesus
Archaic Period, 610–560 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Attic red-figure owl skyphos (wine cup)
Athens, Greece
Classical Period, 5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Mother and child figurine
Rhodes, Greece
Classical Period, mid-5th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Corinthian doll with movable arms and legs
Greece
Classical Period, 480–450 BCE
Classical Archaeology
Young girl playing auloi (double-pipes)
Tanagra, Greece
Hellenistic Period, late 4th century BCE
Classical Archaeology
Black-glazed askos (baby-feeder)
Greece
Hellenistic Period, 4th century BCE