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Favourite art that has lasted through the ages.

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Vases, Glass, Mirrors and Patterns
Frescos and Murals
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Vases, Glass, Mirrors and Patterns

Iridescent Roman Glass Jug, 1st-2nd  Century AD

Iridescent Roman Glass Jug, 1st-2nd Century AD

Vase (cratère) à volutes : concours musical entre le dieu Apollon et le satyre Marsyas

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Gold, lapis lazuli, cornelian, jet, amber Goblet. First half of the 2nd millennium. Excavated at Trialeti,Lower Kartli

Attributed to the Brygos Painter | Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles): two female heads | Greek, Attic | Archaic | The Met

Obverse, satyr playing aulos (double flute)Reverse, satyr playing krotala (castanets)The form and iconography strongly suggest that this vase was used in a symposium (drinking party). The satyrs are particularly winning—they provide entertainment for the gathering and enjoy it at the same time

Askos with the monster Skylla

A modeled figure of Skylla stretches along the top, her long, undulating body painted with black and red spots on a blue-streaked white ground. Two spotted dogs spring from her waist on either side of the vessel's mouth, which she holds in her hands. Skylla has red hair and a tunic with pink stripes and yellow rosettes. On the rim of the mouth by Skylla's left hand, is a modeled fish painted blue; by her right hand is a blue phiale with a small cake inside. The mouth is red on the inside and…

Matisse: The Nude Transformed 06/24/2017 - 14:00

Explore a cross-section of Greek works that highlight Gods and Goddesses from Greek mythology, including vases, sculpture, and jewelry, from the 6t

Collection

Explore the British Museum collection and journey through two million years of human history.

Medusa in Ancient Greek Art | Essay | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Medusa is a deadly and cryptic other, but she is also ubiquitous, with an undeniable energy that inspired artists to repeat her semblance and story in diverse ways across literature, lore, and art through ancient Greece, Rome, and beyond.

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Black-Figure Lekythos (Oil Vessel): Horseman, Horse between Warriors, Dog

Greece, late 6th century BC, black-figure terracotta, Overall: h. 32.4 cm (12 3/4 in.). The Charles W. Harkness Endowment Fund 1929.135

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Roman Ribbed Glass Bowl, 1st Century AD

Roman Ribbed Glass Bowl, 1st Century AD

A Magnificent and Highly Important Attic Red-figure Amphora of Panathenaic Form Attributed to the Berlin Painter

A Magnificent and Highly Important Attic Red-figure Amphora of Panathenaic Form, Attributed to the Berlin Painter Terracotta, Late Archaic, ca. 490-480 B.C.E. H. 24 1/2 in. (62.2 cm.) With inverted echinus foot, convex handles oval in section, molding on the neck, and echinus mouth, the obverse painted with a bearded musician singing and playing the kithara, his head thrown back, and wearing a voluminous robe and white wreath, his long pointed beard, moustache, and hair painter…

Frescos and Murals

Mosaics

Luxury Living in Late Roman Sicily: the Villa at Piazza Armerina

Archaeologist Roger Wilson presents recent research on the remarkable fourth-century villa near Piazza Armerina in central Sicily.

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“Roman mosaic from Saint-Romain-en-Gal, France.”

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Masks and Portraits

Mummy portrait depicting a woman with necklace and Medusa pendant and golden ear-pendants with pearls, 161 AD - 192 AD, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria

This charming bust of a smiling young woman is painted on wood in the technique of wax, or encaustic (from Greek enkaiein, to burn in). The coloured pigments are mixed with liquid wax and applied with a brush while still hot to cover a thin ground coat. While the medium is still warm, a spatula-like tool or sharp instrument is used to fuse the layers of colour together and bring out such details as the eyebrows. This method, used mostly for the skin, not only strengthens the artistic effect…

Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Portraits through Modern Technology

Conservators and scientists unlock the secrets of funerary portraits.

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Mummy portrait depicting a woman with necklace and Medusa pendant and golden ear-pendants with pearls, 161 AD - 192 AD, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Austria

This charming bust of a smiling young woman is painted on wood in the technique of wax, or encaustic (from Greek enkaiein, to burn in). The coloured pigments are mixed with liquid wax and applied with a brush while still hot to cover a thin ground coat. While the medium is still warm, a spatula-like tool or sharp instrument is used to fuse the layers of colour together and bring out such details as the eyebrows. This method, used mostly for the skin, not only strengthens the artistic effect…

Iridescent Roman Glass Jug, 1st-2nd  Century AD

Iridescent Roman Glass Jug, 1st-2nd Century AD

Vase (cratère) à volutes : concours musical entre le dieu Apollon et le satyre Marsyas

Luxury Living in Late Roman Sicily: the Villa at Piazza Armerina

Archaeologist Roger Wilson presents recent research on the remarkable fourth-century villa near Piazza Armerina in central Sicily.

WordPress.com

Gold, lapis lazuli, cornelian, jet, amber Goblet. First half of the 2nd millennium. Excavated at Trialeti,Lower Kartli

Attributed to the Brygos Painter | Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup with high handles): two female heads | Greek, Attic | Archaic | The Met

Obverse, satyr playing aulos (double flute)Reverse, satyr playing krotala (castanets)The form and iconography strongly suggest that this vase was used in a symposium (drinking party). The satyrs are particularly winning—they provide entertainment for the gathering and enjoy it at the same time

Askos with the monster Skylla

A modeled figure of Skylla stretches along the top, her long, undulating body painted with black and red spots on a blue-streaked white ground. Two spotted dogs spring from her waist on either side of the vessel's mouth, which she holds in her hands. Skylla has red hair and a tunic with pink stripes and yellow rosettes. On the rim of the mouth by Skylla's left hand, is a modeled fish painted blue; by her right hand is a blue phiale with a small cake inside. The mouth is red on the inside and…

Matisse: The Nude Transformed 06/24/2017 - 14:00

Explore a cross-section of Greek works that highlight Gods and Goddesses from Greek mythology, including vases, sculpture, and jewelry, from the 6t

Collection

Explore the British Museum collection and journey through two million years of human history.

Medusa in Ancient Greek Art | Essay | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Medusa is a deadly and cryptic other, but she is also ubiquitous, with an undeniable energy that inspired artists to repeat her semblance and story in diverse ways across literature, lore, and art through ancient Greece, Rome, and beyond.

Homère

Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Funerary Portraits through Modern Technology

Conservators and scientists unlock the secrets of funerary portraits.