The Ancient World

Necklace with gold beads in the shape of double figure-of-eight shields, spiral gold beads and cornelian beads.
Cypriot artwork with Mycenaean inspiration, ca. 1400-1200 BC. From Enkomi
The British Museum

Necklace with gold beads in the shape of double figure-of-eight shields, spiral gold beads and cornelian beads.

Cypriot artwork with Mycenaean inspiration, ca. 1400-1200 BC. From Enkomi

The British Museum

Mummy Portrait: Woman with Necklace
(161 AD - 192 AD)
Encaustic on Wood
Found 1887 in Er-Rubaiyat, Egypt
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Mummy Portrait: Woman with Necklace

(161 AD - 192 AD)

Encaustic on Wood

Found 1887 in Er-Rubaiyat, Egypt

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

hismarmorealcalm:

Marble head of a woman 1st century A.D. Roman

Copy of a Hellenistic statue of the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.Coiffures with corkscrew curls were fashionable in Egypt and Cyrene during the Ptolemaic period. This head must have represented an important person, as several other copies are known today.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

hismarmorealcalm:

Marble head of a woman 1st century A.D. Roman

Copy of a Hellenistic statue of the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.

Coiffures with corkscrew curls were fashionable in Egypt and Cyrene during the Ptolemaic period. This head must have represented an important person, as several other copies are known today.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Closeup of the hoplite armour exhibit at the Corfu Museum

Closeup of the hoplite armour exhibit at the Corfu Museum

Statue of Venus
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Statue of Venus

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

noctaeris:

The Tomb of Amunherkhepshef

The Egyptian prince was the son of Ramesses VI and Queen Nubkhesbed. Amunherkhepshef lived during the twentieth dynasty and buried in the reused sarcophagus of Twosret in the Valley of Kings. The Valley is the resting place constructed for Pharaohs and powerful nobels. It stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite of Thebes and contains 63 tombs, of which the most notable is the tomb of Tutankhamun.

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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

—Aristotle

Owl. Attic red-figure skyphos, last quarter of the 5th century BC, Greek

Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen

Owl standing right, head facing. Reverse of a silver tetradrachm from Athens, ca. 480–420 BC

Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon

Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen