• Gothic painted Altar frontal of Saint Christopher by Master of Soriguerola. Tempera and varnished metal plate on wood. Beginning of 14th century. 134 x 193 x 8.3 cm. The traditional hypothesis is that it could have come from the parish church of Sant Cristòfol de Toses (Ripollès), as the titular saint coincides with the church's dedication.. National Museum of Catalan Art, inv no: 015825-000
  • Gothic painted Altar frontal of Saint Christopher by Master of Soriguerola. Tempera and varnished metal plate on wood. Beginning of 14th century. 134 x 193 x 8.3 cm. The traditional hypothesis is that it could have come from the parish church of Sant Cristòfol de Toses (Ripollès), as the titular saint coincides with the church's dedication.. National Museum of Catalan Art, inv no: 015825-000
  • Roman relief sculpted sarcophagus of Achilles from Attica. This side shows scenes from the life of Achilles and bears characteristics of the Late Antonines Period of the Roman Imperial Period between 170-190 AD. Adana Archaeology Museum, TurkeyRoman relief sculpted sarcophagus of Achilles from Attica. This side shows two griffin and  bears characteristics of the Late Antonines Period of the Roman Imperial Period between 170-190 AD. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Roman portrait bust of a young charioteer from the age of Domitian, 81-96AD. This statue of a young charioteer, with Oriental eastern Mediterranean features, is wearing a tunic stopped on the right shoulder by a flattened circular fibula (clasp). The hairstyle, with its ’S’ shaped curls, was made artificially with an iron (calamistrum). This style was inspired by official portrayts of a young Domitian, who emulated Neronian style during the last years of his reign. The bust was rounded to be inserted onto a modern pillar. . Inv 276, The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Bust of Antinous - late Hadrianic period circa 130-138AD. Antinous was the young Bithynian favoured by the emperor Hadrian who was deified after drowning under mysterious circumstances in the waters of the Nile circa 130AD. Thanks to the promotion of the cult Antinous portraits can be found throughout the Empire in the places most frequented by Hadrian. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Relief panels depicting a lion hunt found in the palace district in the ruins of Coba Höyük, also known as Sakçe Gözü or Sakçagözü, archaeological site in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.  Warriors are fighting with the lion from a chariot and on foot wearing armour . Basalt to 750 BC, The Pergamon Museum, Berlin inv no VA 971
  • Late Hittite (Aramaean)  Basalt relief sculptures  from 9th Cent B.C, excavated from the west side of the citadel gate of Sam'al (Hittite: Yadiya) located at Zincirli Höyük in the Anti-Taurus Mountains of modern Turkey's Gaziantep Province. Left Deer Buck, Inv no 7712, Middle Winged Lion inv no. 7706, Left Male with Axe Inv No. 7727. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
  • Neo Hittite Basalt relief sculpture for Carchemish of a Syrian storm god who traditionally wears a horned headdress. 10th century B.C form Carchemish , south-east Anatolia, Turkey. British Museum exhibit no ME 117909 in room 54.
  • Neo Hittite Basalt relief sculpture for Carchemish of a Syrian storm god who traditionally wears a horned headdress. 10th century B.C form Carchemish , south-east Anatolia, Turkey. British Museum exhibit no ME 117909 in room 54.
  • The Kilamuwa Stela a stele of King Kilamuwa, from the Kingdom of Sam'al. The stele is a 16-line text in Phoenician. King Kilamuwa is shown standing on the upper left and addressing four Canaanite god-insignias with his right arm and finger. His left hand is draped at his left side holding a wilted lotus flower, a symbol of a king's death. He is dressed in king's regalia with hat, and his figure stands at the beginning of the first nine lines of the text.. Basalt  9th-century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin.  The text reads "I am Kilamuwa, the son of King Haya'. King Gabar reigned over Ya'diya-(Sam'al) but achieved nothing.<br />
Then came Bamah, and he achieved nothing.<br />
My own father, Haya', did nothing with his reign.<br />
My brother, Sha'il, also did nothing.<br />
It was I, Kilamuwa...who managed to do what none of my ancestors had.<br />
My father's kingdom was beset by powerful, predatory kings, all holding out their hands, demanding to be fed.<br />
But I raged amongst them like a fire, burning their beards and consuming their outstretched hands.<br />
Only the Danunian kings overmastered me; I had to call on the King of Assyria to assist me...<br />
I, Kilamuwa, the son of Haya', ascended my father's throne.<br />
Under their previous kings, the [people] had howled like dogs.<br />
But I was a father, a mother and a brother to them.<br />
I gave gold, silver and cattle to men who had never so much as seen the face of a sheep before.<br />
Those who had never even seen linen all their lives I clothed in byssus-cloth from head to foot.<br />
I took the [people] by the hand and in their souls they looked to me just as the orphan looks to his mother."<br />
"Whoever of my sons comes after me and interferes with this inscription, may he be dishonoured among the people...<br />
And if anyone should damage this inscription,<br />
Let Gabar's god Ba'al-Samad destroy his head,<br />
And let Bamah's god Ba'al Hamon destroy his head..."<br />
Together with Reχub-ʾEl, the Lord of the Palace
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2997, 2998, S6586
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2997, 2998, S6586
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2997, 2998, S6586
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin, inv no VA2997, 2998, S6586
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels orthostat with representation by court officials, they served as a wall covering of palaces at the castle of Sam'al - Zincirli. Pergamon Museum, Berlin,
  • Relief panels depicting a lion hunt found in the palace district in the ruins of Coba Höyük, also known as Sakçe Gözü or Sakçagözü, archaeological site in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.  Warriors are fighting with the lion from a chariot and on foot wearing armour . Basalt to 750 BC, The Pergamon Museum, Berlin inv no VA 971
  • Relief panels depicting a lion hunt found in the palace district in the ruins of Coba Höyük, also known as Sakçe Gözü or Sakçagözü, archaeological site in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.  Warriors are fighting with the lion from a chariot and on foot wearing armour . Basalt to 750 BC, The Pergamon Museum, Berlin inv no VA 971
  • Relief panels depicting a lion hunt found in the palace district in the ruins of Coba Höyük, also known as Sakçe Gözü or Sakçagözü, archaeological site in southeastern Anatolia, Turkey.  Warriors are fighting with the lion from a chariot and on foot wearing armour . Basalt to 750 BC, The Pergamon Museum, Berlin inv no VA 971
  • Neo Hittite Basalt relief sculpture for Carchemish of a Syrian storm god who traditionally wears a horned headdress. 10th century B.C form Carchemish , south-east Anatolia, Turkey. British Museum exhibit no ME 117909 in room 54.
  • Babylonian stone relief sculpture. announcing a land deed of Adad-apla-iddina, 4th Dynasty king of Babylon from 1067 BC to 1046 BC . Copied from an original in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Babylonian stone relief sculpture. announcing a land deed of Adad-apla-iddina, 4th Dynasty king of Babylon from 1067 BC to 1046 BC . Copied from an original in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Babylonian stone relief sculpture. announcing a land deed of Adad-apla-iddina, 4th Dynasty king of Babylon from 1067 BC to 1046 BC . Copied from an original in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Babylonian stone relief sculpture. announcing a land deed of Adad-apla-iddina, 4th Dynasty king of Babylon from 1067 BC to 1046 BC . Copied from an original in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Babylonian stone relief sculpture. announcing a land deed of Adad-apla-iddina, 4th Dynasty king of Babylon from 1067 BC to 1046 BC . Copied from an original in the Pushkin Museum, Moscow. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Floor mosaic with Dionysus and satyrs at the center within laurel wreath. From the villa of Farnese at S.Giacomo in Settimiana, Rome. 2nd century AD. National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman marble sculpture of an Amazon on horseback, a 2nd century AD copy from an original 2nd century BC Hellanistic Greek original, inv 6407 Farnese Collection, Naples , Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman marble sculpture of an Amazon on horseback, a 2nd century AD copy from an original 2nd century BC Hellanistic Greek original, inv 6407 Farnese Collection, Naples Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Gothic chest decorated with the Slaughter of the Innocents from Limoges Circa 1210-1220. Engraved copper with inlaid enamel  enamel champlevé and glass on wooden core. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 65529
  • Gothic chest decorated with the Slaughter of the Innocents from Limoges Circa 1210-1220. Engraved copper with inlaid enamel  enamel champlevé and glass on wooden core. National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC 65529
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Presentation of Jesus at the Templeby Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm. Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017343-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Presentation of Jesus at the Templeby Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm. Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017343-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Presentation of Jesus at the Templeby Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm. Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017343-000
  • Gothic painted bas-relief of the Presentation of Jesus at the Templeby Master of Albesa, Active in Lleida. Polychrome and gilded limestone bas-relief. Second half of 14th century. Dimesions 57 x 69 x 11 cm. Compartment of a sculptural altarpiece devoted to the Virgin. From the crypt of the collegiate church of Sant Pere d'Àger (Noguera). National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: 017343-000
  • Altarpiece of the Virgin by JAUME SERRA Circa 1367-1381. Tempera, gold leaf and metal plate on wood (346.3 x 321 x 26 cm) MNAC - National Museum of Catalan art, Barcelona, Spain Inv No: 015916-CJT
  • Altarpiece of the Virgin by JAUME SERRA Circa 1367-1381. Tempera, gold leaf and metal plate on wood (346.3 x 321 x 26 cm) MNAC - National Museum of Catalan art, Barcelona, Spain Inv No: 015916-CJT
  • Altarpiece of the Virgin by JAUME SERRA Circa 1367-1381. Tempera, gold leaf and metal plate on wood (346.3 x 321 x 26 cm) MNAC - National Museum of Catalan art, Barcelona, Spain Inv No: 015916-CJT
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Orestes At Delphi Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Orestes who has sought sanctuary at Delphi after murdering his mother, leaves Apollo’s shrine on his way to stand trial in Athens, The hero steps gingerly over sleeping Fury; he brandishes a sword and still hold onto Apollo’s tripod. The Fury has a snake and a burning torch with which she torments male factors. A small local nymph sits above on a rocky outcrop of Delphi’s Mt Parnossos
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Krete Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The classical hairstyle, dress and pose characterises the figure of civilised and free,
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Ethnos of the Dacians Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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The Dacians are shown as a captive Barbarian woman. Her arms are crossed in submission, her thick dress slips off the shoulder slightly partly revealing her breast. The forepart of a small bull stands in profile behind. Dacia (modern Romania) was claimed by Augustus as a conquest in 1BC to 4AD
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture personifing a Balkan Warrior  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a white background.<br />
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The relief figure personifies a Balkan Warrior tribe defeated by Tiberius in AD 6-8 before he became emperor. She wears a classical dress, cloak and helmet and carries a small shield and probably once a spear. A builder’s inscription, “Pirouston”, written above the shield, ensured the relief was put on the right base
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Nero being crowned emperor by Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Agrippina crowns her young son Nero with a laurel wreath. She carries a cornucopia, a symbol of Fortune and Plenty, and he wears the armour and cloak of a Roman commander, with a helmet on the ground near his feet. The scene refers to Nero’s accession as emperor in AD 54, and belongs before AD 59 when Nero had Agrippina murdered.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Nero being crowned emperor by Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Agrippina crowns her young son Nero with a laurel wreath. She carries a cornucopia, a symbol of Fortune and Plenty, and he wears the armour and cloak of a Roman commander, with a helmet on the ground near his feet. The scene refers to Nero’s accession as emperor in AD 54, and belongs before AD 59 when Nero had Agrippina murdered.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Augustus and Goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The naked emperor Augustus stands in majesty with the winged goddess Victory(Nike). He carried a spear and has an eagle, the bird representing Zeus, at his feet. Victory is crowning a military trophy - a rough post with enemy armour attached to it. Beneath the trophy is a barbarian captive, his hands tied behind his back.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Claudius and Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Claudius in heroic nudity and military cloak shakes hands with his wife Agrippina and is crowned by the Roman people or the Senate wearing a toga. The subject is imperial concord with the traditional Roman state. Agrippina holds ears of wheat: like Demeter goddess of fertility. The emperor is crowned with an oak wreath, the Corona civica or “citizen crow”, awarded to Roman leaders for saving citizens lives: the emperor id therefore represented as saviour of the people.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Claudius and Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Claudius in heroic nudity and military cloak shakes hands with his wife Agrippina and is crowned by the Roman people or the Senate wearing a toga. The subject is imperial concord with the traditional Roman state. Agrippina holds ears of wheat: like Demeter goddess of fertility. The emperor is crowned with an oak wreath, the Corona civica or “citizen crow”, awarded to Roman leaders for saving citizens lives: the emperor id therefore represented as saviour of the people.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the goddess Roma and Ge (Earth),  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black background. <br />
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The goddess Roma holds a spear and wears a crown in the form of a city wall. Earth reclines half naked leaning on a pile of fruit. She holds a cornucopia full of more fruit. A baby child (now damaged) climbs up the horn she holds. The relief represents Earths fertility and abundance overseen by Rome.
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Nero conquering Armenia depicting a fallen female representing Armenia,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Nero, wearing only a cloak and sword strap, supports a slumped naked Armenia by her upper arms. She wears a soft eastern hat, and her bow and quiver are next to her. The heroic composition likens them to Achilles and the Amazon Queen Penthesilea. The inscription reads: Armenia - (Neron) Klaudios Drousos Kaisar Sebastos Germanikos.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of emperor Claudius and Britannia, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Naked warrior emperor Claudius is about to deliver a death blow to the slumped Britannia. He wears a helmet, cloak and sword belt with a scabbard. Britannia wears a tunic with one breast exposed like the Amazon figures she was modelled on. The inscription reads: Tiberios Klaudios Kaiser - Bretannia.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Claudius and Britannia, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Naked warrior emperor Claudius is about to deliver a death blow to the slumped Britannia. He wears a helmet, cloak and sword belt with a scabbard. Britannia wears a tunic with one breast exposed like the Amazon figures she was modelled on. The inscription reads: Tiberios Klaudios Kaiser - Bretannia.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of emperor Tiberius with a captive Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The naked emperor Tiberius stands frontally holding a spear and shield wearing a cloak and a sword strap. Besides him stands a barbarian
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aphrodite crowned by Andreia, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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A draped goddess is crowned by a female warrior figure. The goddess is probably Aphrodite, while the warrior has a bare breated Amazonian dress and equipment (spear, sword strap and shield) worn by Roma or Andreia (Bravery)
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Emperor and Roman People, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The emperor is a naked warrior and is crowned by a personification of the Roman People or the Senate wearing a toga, the stately civilian dress of a Roman Citizen. The crown is an oak wreath, the corona civica or “civic crown” awarded for saving citizens lives. The emperor is setting up a battlefield trophy beneath which kneels an anguished barbarian women captive
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Emperor and Roman People, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The emperor is a naked warrior and is crowned by a personification of the Roman People or the Senate wearing a toga, the stately civilian dress of a Roman Citizen. The crown is an oak wreath, the corona civica or “civic crown” awarded for saving citizens lives. The emperor is setting up a battlefield trophy beneath which kneels an anguished barbarian women captive
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Poseidon and Amphitrite,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The two god-like tritons, Poseidon and Amphitrite, are seated on two sea horses accompanied by two fish legged tritons below. Between the tritons sits a sea-putto of baby triton. The male god is in the form of Poseidon crowned by his wife Amphitrite. Unusually he wears a military cloak and they might be an emperor and his wife (such as Claudius and Agrippina) in the guise of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • Roman Sebastian relief  sculpture of Roma armed, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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Roma is equipped with a spear, helmet, round shield and imperial style armour. Blow crouches a naked bearded prisoner, with hands tied behind his back and a skin knotted around his neck. He turns to look up at Roma
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Ares, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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The nude and classically7 styled young god wears only a helmet and holds a spear (missing) in one hand and a shield in the other. At the left stands cuirass, and at the upper right corner hangs his sword. Ares was a god of war and was not later defaced by Christians probably because he so closely resembles a young emperor.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Herakles or Hercules, Nessos and Deianira Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The centaur Nessos agreed to carry Herakles’ (Hercules) wife Deianira across the river Euenos in Aitolia but tried to rape her in mid-stream. I the struggle that followed we see Herakles about to deliver a crushing blow with his club. Nessos has been beaten to her knees but is still fighting. Behind the centaur is the partly disrobed figure of Deianira
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Dionysus Drunk Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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A prancing woodland nymph leads drunken Dionysus who supports himself languidly on a small satyr. This is an image of Dionysian enjoyment and pleasure, hellenistic in style and fluently designed
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Io and Argos Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a white background.<br />
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A powerful hero is folding a sword gazing closely at a half naked and dishevelled young heroine who sits on a chest like stool. Between, on a pillar base stood a small, separately added statue of a goddess ( now missing). The scene follows a scheme used in the relief panels “Io guarded by Argos”. Io was one of Zeus’s lovers, and Argos was a watchful giant sent to guard her by Hera, Zeus’s wife.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Polyphemos and Galatea Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Another mythological love story affirms the power of Aphrodite. The sea nymph Galatea resists the lustful advances of the beastly cycolps Polyphemas in his cave. Polyphemos sits on a rock and tries to pull Galatea between his legs. His right arm is round her back: note the huge hand on her backside.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Apollo and a Muse Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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On the left stood Apollo, one foot raised on a rock, playing his lyre which rests on top of the omphalos (the earth’s navel stone, tied down at Delphi(. On the right stands a muse holding one arm of Apollos lyre.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Bellerophon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.<br />
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Bellerophon was a Lykian hero and was claimed as a founder of Aphrodisias. He holds his winged horse Pegasos. The deign was modelled on another relief panel in the series “Royal hero with Dod Hunting”. The carving is poor and the sculptor may have been a novice.modelled
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Three Heroes and a Dog Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black background.<br />
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Two heroes stand in front of a third hero who ia seated on a rock and pats the head of a bitch hound. They are hunters and the relief is partnered by the reliefs of Melager and Atalante and Meleaner and boar
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Three Heroes and a Dog Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Against a grey background.<br />
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Two heroes stand in front of a third hero who ia seated on a rock and pats the head of a bitch hound. They are hunters and the relief is partnered by the reliefs of Melager and Atalante and Meleaner and boar
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Meleager and Atalante  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.<br />
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Meleager sits on a rock tying his sandal. Below him lies a fierce hunting dog with a broad collar. On one side a god or another hero wearing a rounded hat was crowning Meleager ( arm missing). On the other side stands the huntress Atalante, Meleager’s lover: she wears a short dress and quiver, and lifts her cloak at the shoulder in a gesture of modesty.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against an art background.<br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebastian relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.      Against a white background.<br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    Against a black background.<br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture, Aphrodisias of Dionysus as a baby, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.      Against a white background.<br />
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Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling. A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had his gifted child Dionysos, born to him by Semele and brought up in the wilds out of the view of Hera.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture, Aphrodisias of Dionysus as a baby, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling. A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had his gifted child Dionysos, born to him by Semele and brought up in the wilds out of the view of Hera.
  • Hittite statue head of the Sun Goddess . Basalt, Hittie Period 1650 - 1450 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite statue head of the Sun Goddess . Basalt, Hittie Period 1650 - 1450 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite statue head of the Sun Goddess . Basalt, Hittie Period 1650 - 1450 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite statue head of the Sun Goddess . Basalt, Hittie Period 1650 - 1450 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite statue head of the Sun Goddess . Basalt, Hittie Period 1650 - 1450 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a black bacground.
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a white bacground.
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a warm art bacground.
  • Hittite orthostat relief depicting a god. Hittie Period 1450 - 1200 BC. Hattusa Boğazkale. Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey. Against a grey bacground.
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite cuneiform tablet. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite cylinder seal depicting a scene of animals, seal in foreground and impression standing behind.. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite cylinder seal depicting a scene of animals, seal in foreground and impression standing behind.. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite cylinder seal depicting a scene of animals, seal in foreground and impression standing behind.. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite cylinder seal depicting a scene of animals, seal in foreground and impression standing behind.. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite cylinder seal depicting a scene of animals, seal in foreground and impression standing behind.. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite bronze figure with a mask, Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite bronze figure with a mask, Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite bronze figure with a mask, Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite bronze figure with a mask, Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite bronze figure with a mask, Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite baslat sculptute of a male, late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Anthropomorphic Hittite jug in terra cotta from the Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Anthropomorphic Hittite jug in terra cotta from the Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Anthropomorphic Hittite jug in terra cotta from the Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Anthropomorphic Hittite jug in terra cotta from the Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Anthropomorphic Hittite jug in terra cotta from the Hittite Period. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental statue probably of Tarhunda, the Storm God, standing on a cart being pulled by two bulls. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone pane of Goddess. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Sitting in a chair without a backrest, the head and the face of the figure are completely destroyed. She has a long veil on her head, a long dress hanging down to her ankles, and the shoes with the curved ends. The stool under her feet indicates that she is an important person. She drinks something from the vessel in her right hand and she keeps the handled goblet in her hand a little higher.  <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Opus Sectile Roman of a Dionysian scene, Pompeii, inv 9979 , Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Opus Sectile Roman Venus loosing a sandal, Pompeii, inv 2109678 , Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Roman Mosaic of Satyr and Ninfa from the Casa del Fauno (House of the Faun) Pompeii, inv 27707 , Naples National Archaeological Museum , white background
  • Roman Mosaic of Satyr and Ninfa from the Casa del Fauno (House of the Faun) Pompeii, inv 27707 , Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • Roman Mosaic of Satyr and Ninfa from the Casa del Fauno (House of the Faun) Pompeii, inv 27707 , Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey background
  • Roman Mosaic of Satyr and Ninfa from the Casa del Fauno (House of the Faun) Pompeii, inv 27707 , Naples National Archaeological Museum , black background
  • Roman Mosaic of Satyr and Ninfa from the Casa del Fauno (House of the Faun) Pompeii, inv 27707 , Naples National Archaeological Museum ,  art background
  • Roman Mosaic with the head of Medusa , Naples National Archaeological Museum ,
  • Roman Mosaic with the head of Medusa, from Casa delle Vestali, Pompeii , Naples National Archaeological Museum , white background
  • Roman Mosaic with the head of Medusa, from Casa delle Vestali, Pompeii , Naples National Archaeological Museum ,  art background
  • Roman Mosaic with the head of Medusa, from Casa delle Vestali, Pompeii , Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey background
  • Roman Mosaic with the head of Medusa, from Casa delle Vestali, Pompeii , Naples National Archaeological Museum , black background
  • Roman Mosaic with the head of Medusa, from Casa delle Vestali, Pompeii , Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • Roman mosaic of Pan and Hamadryad, a Greek mythological being that lives in trees , found in Pompeii, from the Farnese Collection, inv no 227708, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Erotic Roman Mosaic of Pigmies in boats fornicating on the River Nile from Rome, inv 122861,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey background
  • Erotic Roman Mosaic of Pigmies in boats fornicating on the River Nile from Rome, inv 122861,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey background
  • Erotic Roman Mosaic of Pigmies in boats fornicating on the River Nile from Rome, inv 122861,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , white background
  • Erotic Roman Mosaic of Pigmies in boats fornicating on the River Nile from Rome, inv 122861,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey background
  • Erotic Roman Mosaic of Pigmies in boats fornicating on the River Nile from Rome, inv 122861,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , black background
  • Erotic Roman Mosaic of Pigmies in boats fornicating on the River Nile from Rome, inv 122861,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , art background
  • A Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii form the venereum, a room for sexual activities, of Casa di Cecilio Giocondo 50-79 AD  , inv no 10569 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • A satyr caressing a maiden a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii 1st cent AD , from the Casa di L Cecilio Giocondo, inv no 110590 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • A satyr caressing a maiden a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii 1st cent AD , from the Casa di L Cecilio Giocondo, inv no 110590 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • A satyr caressing a maiden a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii 1st cent AD , from the Casa di L Cecilio Giocondo, inv no 110590 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Satyr surprising a maiden, a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii, 50-79 AD , inv no 27693 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Roman Erotic Fresco from Pompeii, 1st cent AD , workshop Banner showing Mercury with a massive phalus , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Satyr being rejected by Hermaphrodite, a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii, 50-79 AD , inv no 110878 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Pan and  Hermaphrodite, a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii, 50-79 AD , inv no 27700 , Naples National Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Archaeological Museum
  • Satyr caressing Hermaphrodite, a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii, 50-79 AD , from the tablium of the Casa di Epidio Sabino, inv no 27875 ,Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Roman Erotic Fresco from Pompeii, 1st cent AD , workshop Banner showing Mercury with a massive phalus , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Roman erotic fresco painting of Hermaphrodite from Heraculeum, 1-50 AD , inv no 9224 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Polyphemus caressing Galatea, a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii, 50-79 AD , from the Casa dei Capitelli colorati, inv no 27687 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Mars caressing Venus  a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii 1st cent AD , from the Casa del Meleagro, inv no 9250 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • A Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii form a private house venereum, a room for sexual activities, 50-79 AD , , inv no 27696 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Mars caressing Venus  a Roman erotic fresco painting from Pompeii 1st cent AD , from the Casa del Meleagro, inv no 9250 , Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a seated god or king, , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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 An older bearded god or mythological King sits on a throne. He held a sceptre and wears a royal diadem and a richly carved tunic and cloak
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a seated god or king, , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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 An older bearded god or mythological King sits on a throne. He held a sceptre and wears a royal diadem and a richly carved tunic and cloak
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a seated god or king, , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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 An older bearded god or mythological King sits on a throne. He held a sceptre and wears a royal diadem and a richly carved tunic and cloak
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a seated god or king, , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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 An older bearded god or mythological King sits on a throne. He held a sceptre and wears a royal diadem and a richly carved tunic and cloak
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a seated god or king, , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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 An older bearded god or mythological King sits on a throne. He held a sceptre and wears a royal diadem and a richly carved tunic and cloak
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture, Aphrodisias of Dionysus as a baby, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    Against a black background.<br />
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Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling. A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had his gifted child Dionysos, born to him by Semele and brought up in the wilds out of the view of Hera.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a prisoner of  Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a prisoner of  Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Three Graces, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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The Three Graces stand in their familiar hellenistic composition. They were handmaids of Aphrodite and appeared in this form on the decoration of her cult statue at Aphrodisias. Their names evoked their character: Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaia (Splendour) and Thaleia (Bloom).
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Three Graces, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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The Three Graces stand in their familiar hellenistic composition. They were handmaids of Aphrodite and appeared in this form on the decoration of her cult statue at Aphrodisias. Their names evoked their character: Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaia (Splendour) and Thaleia (Bloom).
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Three Graces, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
<br />
The Three Graces stand in their familiar hellenistic composition. They were handmaids of Aphrodite and appeared in this form on the decoration of her cult statue at Aphrodisias. Their names evoked their character: Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaia (Splendour) and Thaleia (Bloom).
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Three Graces, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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The Three Graces stand in their familiar hellenistic composition. They were handmaids of Aphrodite and appeared in this form on the decoration of her cult statue at Aphrodisias. Their names evoked their character: Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaia (Splendour) and Thaleia (Bloom).
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Three Graces, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
<br />
The Three Graces stand in their familiar hellenistic composition. They were handmaids of Aphrodite and appeared in this form on the decoration of her cult statue at Aphrodisias. Their names evoked their character: Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaia (Splendour) and Thaleia (Bloom).
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Orestes At Delphi Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Orestes who has sought sanctuary at Delphi after murdering his mother, leaves Apollo’s shrine on his way to stand trial in Athens, The hero steps gingerly over sleeping Fury; he brandishes a sword and still hold onto Apollo’s tripod. The Fury has a snake and a burning torch with which she torments male factors. A small local nymph sits above on a rocky outcrop of Delphi’s Mt Parnossos
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Orestes At Delphi Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Orestes who has sought sanctuary at Delphi after murdering his mother, leaves Apollo’s shrine on his way to stand trial in Athens, The hero steps gingerly over sleeping Fury; he brandishes a sword and still hold onto Apollo’s tripod. The Fury has a snake and a burning torch with which she torments male factors. A small local nymph sits above on a rocky outcrop of Delphi’s Mt Parnossos
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Orestes At Delphi Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Orestes who has sought sanctuary at Delphi after murdering his mother, leaves Apollo’s shrine on his way to stand trial in Athens, The hero steps gingerly over sleeping Fury; he brandishes a sword and still hold onto Apollo’s tripod. The Fury has a snake and a burning torch with which she torments male factors. A small local nymph sits above on a rocky outcrop of Delphi’s Mt Parnossos
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Bellerophon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    <br />
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Bellerophon was a Lykian hero and was claimed as a founder of Aphrodisias. He holds his winged horse Pegasos. The deign was modelled on another relief panel in the series “Royal hero with Dod Hunting”. The carving is poor and the sculptor may have been a novice.modelled
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Orestes At Delphi Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Orestes who has sought sanctuary at Delphi after murdering his mother, leaves Apollo’s shrine on his way to stand trial in Athens, The hero steps gingerly over sleeping Fury; he brandishes a sword and still hold onto Apollo’s tripod. The Fury has a snake and a burning torch with which she torments male factors. A small local nymph sits above on a rocky outcrop of Delphi’s Mt Parnossos

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