• 25th dynasty Egyptian granite Sphinx of Shepenepet II, god's wife of Amon. 660 BC, Karnak. Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM7972
  • Ancient Egyptian mummy mask of Pasyg. 1st century BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 34436.
  • Ancient Egyptian relief portrait fragment of King Akhenaten from Amarna. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin 1985.328.3: Gift from New York Metropolitan Museum, Norbert Schimmel.
  • Ancient Egyptian quartz statue head of princess from Amarna. 18th Dynasty Ancient Egypt, 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 21223.
  • Ancient Egyptian house altar relief sculpture of Akhenaten, Nefrertiti and their three daughters. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 14145.
  • Quartz ancient Egyptian relief sculpture of Queen Tiy from the funerary temple of Amenohis III, West Thebes. 18th Dynasty Ancient Egypt, 1375 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 23270.
  • Ushabti. 18 dynasty Egyptian kneeling sculpture of queen Hatshepsut with a cultic vessel, 1475BC Deir el-Bahari . Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM22883
  • Ancient Egyptian relief study of a foot. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 20672.
  • Ancient Egyptian tomb relief sculpture of King Amenhotep III from the grave of Chaemhat, Thebes West. 18th Dynasty 1360 BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 14503.
  • Ancient Egyptian relief portrait of King Akhenaten from Amarna. 18th Dynasty 1340 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 14512.
  • Ancient Egyptian relief portrait of King Akhenaten from Amarna. 18th Dynasty 1340 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 21683.
  • Ancient Egyptian tomb relief sculpture depicting the scribe and judge Ankhirptah. Middle Kingdom Egypt, 2170 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 7337.
  • Ancient Egyptian Greywacke statue head . 27 th Dynasty 500 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 31196.
  • Granite ancient Egyptian statue head of a man from Thebes. 2000 BC . Neues Reich Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 1254.
  • Quartz Ancient Egyptian Statue head of King Amenhotep II from Wad Ban Naga, Sudan . 18 th Dynasty 1425 BC . Neues Reich Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 2057.
  • Ancient Egyptian head of a statue  of king Amenhotep III. / Kopf eider statue des Königs Amenophis III. / Egypt 18. Dynasty  (1360BC) Berlin Neues Museum Cat No: VAGM 1997/118.
  • Sculptured Eyyptian  head of a man in Baslt. Fifth. Dynasty 2500 BC.  Altes Reich Egyptian Museum, Berlin
  • Ancient Egyptian Statue the " Berlin Green Man ". / Berliner Grüner Kopf. / Egypt 30.  Dynasty  (350 BC) Berlin Neues Museum Cat No: AM 12500.
  • Statue Portrait head of Nefertiti. / Portratkopfe des Konigspaares Nofretete. / Egypt 18. Dynasty  (1340 BC) Berlin Neues Museum Cat No: AM 21348.
  • Ancient Egyptian granite statue of Sobekhotep V kneeling with ointment vessels. Egypt 13-14 Dynastie (1750-1700 BC) Berlin Neues Museum Cat No: AM 10645
  • 25th dynasty Egyptian granite Sphinx of Shepenepet II, god's wife of Amon. 660 BC, Karnak. Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM7972
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. 11152-1145BC, Thebes. Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • 12 dynasty Egyptian statue of king Amenemhet III praying. 1840-1800 BC, Memphis. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM1121
  • 12 dynasty Egyptian statue of king Amenemhet III praying. 1840-1800 BC, Memphis. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM1121
  • Ancient Egyptian case of the inner coffin of Nespamai depicting the goddess Nut. 500BC BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 31213/2.
  • Ancient Egyptian mummy mask of Pasyg. 1st century BC. Neues Museum Berlin VAGM 1989/111.
  • Early Roman mummy mask of a women from  Egypt 1st century BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 34434.
  • Ancient Egyptian voitive stele of Takasu for the Gods Harmakhis and Atun from Thebes. Ancient Egypt 25/26 Dynaty, 630 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 935.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele of Ipepi with his wife, mother and sister in front of Osiris. Middle Kingdom, 11th Dynasty, 2120-1980 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 24031.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ptolemaic sacrophagus of the prophet Ahmose. 332-30 BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 38.
  • Ancient Egyptian bronze statue of Meres-Amun. Ancient Egypt 22nd Dynaty, 850 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 32321.
  • Ancient Egyptian granite block statue of the steward Haruafrom Thebes. 26th Dynasty 500 BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 8163.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue from Thebes, 500 BC, Neues Museum Berlin
  • Ancient Egyptian granite block statue of the steward Haruafrom Thebes. 26th Dynasty 500 BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 8163.
  • Ancient Egyptian quartz statue head of princess from Amarna. 18th Dynasty Ancient Egypt, 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 21223.
  • Ancient Egyptian statue head of Queen Hatshepsut or King Thutmose III. Ancient Egypt 18th Dynaty, 1460-1450 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 34431.
  • Ushabti. Ptolemaic Dynasty  Egyptian textile & gold mummy mask depicting various gods, 306-30 BC. Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM813
  • Paros Marble Lycian Sarcophagus from the end of the 5th Cent. B.C  from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon (lebanon), Chamber no IV. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 369T Cat. Mendel 63.
  • Paros Marble Lycian Sarcophagus from the end of the 5th Cent. B.C  from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon (lebanon), Chamber no IV. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 369T Cat. Mendel 63.
  • Paros Marble Lycian Sarcophagus from the end of the 5th Cent. B.C  from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon (lebanon), Chamber no IV. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 369T Cat. Mendel 63.
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus, a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Inv 1179T Cat. Mendel 112.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus, a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Kouros Statues of the Archaic Period. Early 6th c. B.C. (circa 580 B.C.)  Known as Kleovis and Biton, the two boys who heroically pulled their mother on her chariot to the sanctuary where she was to worship. They pulled the chariot for a distance of about 8km. They died the same night peacefully in their sleep according to Herodotus. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • "Charioteer of Delphi" 470 BC. The "Charioteer of Delphi" is one of the best known ancient Greek statues, and one of the best preserved examples of classical bronze casts. It is considered a fine example of the "Severe" style. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • "Charioteer of Delphi" 470 BC. The "Charioteer of Delphi" is one of the best known ancient Greek statues, and one of the best preserved examples of classical bronze casts. It is considered a fine example of the "Severe" style. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Large Sphinx of Naxos sitting on an Ionic column circa 560 B.C. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Large Sphinx of Naxos sitting on an Ionic column circa 560 B.C. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Large Sphinx of Naxos sitting on an Ionic column circa 560 B.C. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Large Sphinx of Naxos sitting on an Ionic column circa 560 B.C. Delphi Archaeological Museum.
  • Greek Classical Period Bronze Statue of Zeus or Poseidon found in the sea of Cape Artemision of the north Eastern Euboea Island, Greece.  The God is shown in a great stride about to throw either a trident of a thunderbolt that is now missing from his right hand. The statue is one of the only preserved statues of the preserved style with exquisite rendering of motion & anatomy. The identity of the statue is controversial and is probably more likely to be Zeus rather than Poseidon. 460 BC Ref No X15161 Athens Archaeological Museum
  • Satrap Sarcophagus, Paros marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no. VI. Second half of the 5th cent. B.C.  Istanbul Archaeological museum Inv 367 T.  Cat. Mendel 9
  • Ushabti box of Sched-es-en-mut. Egyptian painted wooden box panel of the deceased in front of a tree goddess, 1540-1075 BC . Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM630
  • Ancient Egyptian quartz statue head of prince Khaemwase, son of Pharaoh  Rameses II. 19th Dynasty Ancient Egypt, 1260 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 13460.
  • Ancient Ptolemaic Egyptian basalt statue of Ptolemy III, 220 BC . Neues Museum Berlin. Cat No: 14764
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied queen Ahmose-Nofretari. 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues Reiche Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2060
  • Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon) 4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta two handled vessel and a ritual vessel in the shape of a bunch of grapes - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta tower shaped vessel representing a two storey tower of the city walls complete with merlons - 14th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta ritual vessel in the shape of a duck with two heads - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta long neck pitcher - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta ring shaped vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta pitcher - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite Terracotta statue of a bull - 17th-16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting a winged bird God. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate ancient Hittite stele stone slabs with stele of Hittite Gods, mythical beasts and lion as well as carvings of the Phoenician language  known as the Karatepe bilingual, which allowed academics to translate Hittite hieroglyphs. 8th century BC discovered in 1946. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate ancient Hittite stele stone slabs with carvings of the Phoenician language  known as the Karatepe bilingual, which allowed academics to translate Hittite hieroglyphs. 8th century BC discovered in 1946. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite winged God. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite mythical animal Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite hunting. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite man with a sheep on his shoulders. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite God hunting a lion. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting musicians playing instruments. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele men hunting. 8th century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting a ship with fish. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of Hittite Storm God Tarhunzas ( Tarḫunz Tarḫunna or in Hurrian Teshub or in Phoenician Baal Krntrys ). 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Fresh picked Pleurotus eryngii mushroom , also known as king trumpet mushroom, French horn mushroom, king oyster mushroom, king brown mushroom, boletus of the steppes or trumpet royale, against black
  • Close up of pigs head against black background
  • Hittite Terra cotta lion shaped ritual vessel - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta tower shaped vessel representing a two storey tower of the city walls complete with merlons - 14th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta ritual vessel in the shape of a duck with two heads - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Terra cotta ritual bull pots, probably of Hurri & Serri, the bulls of Teshup the Storm God. produced as pairs only differing in the direction of their tails, the spouts on their backs indicate that they were offering vessels- 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta bull head - 17th -16th century BC- Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta vessel with strainer - 19th 17th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta double handled jug with a relief human face- 17th - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite terra cotta double handled jug with a relief human face- 17th - 16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite pot with animal head reliefs - 17th-16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite Terracotta statue of a bull - 17th-16th century BC - Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Hittite pithos with reliefs of animals - 17th - 16th century BC -  Hattusa ( Bogazkoy ) - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey . Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting the Egyptian God Bes. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite man with abow and a bear. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting a Hittite chariot. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting man with wolves. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting soldiers. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture statue depicting a mythical winged god with a human head. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting a God with a spear. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting a women breast feeding a child. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the North Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting musicians playing instruments. 8the century BC.  Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of a Lion. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of Hittite Storm God Tarhunzas ( Tarḫunz Tarḫunna or in Hurrian Teshub or in Phoenician Baal Krntrys ). 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture statue of Hittite Storm God Tarhunzas ( Tarḫunz Tarḫunna or in Hurrian Teshub or in Phoenician Baal Krntrys ). 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Pictures & images of the South Gate Hittite sculpture stele depicting Hittite Gods. 8th century BC. Karatepe Aslantas Open-Air Museum (Karatepe-Aslantaş Açık Hava Müzesi), Osmaniye Province, Turkey. Against black background
  • Fresh picked Pleurotus eryngii mushroom , also known as king trumpet mushroom, French horn mushroom, king oyster mushroom, king brown mushroom, boletus of the steppes or trumpet royale, against black
  • Fresh picked Pleurotus eryngii mushroom , also known as king trumpet mushroom, French horn mushroom, king oyster mushroom, king brown mushroom, boletus of the steppes or trumpet royale, against black
  • 323-300B.C Etruscan Hellenistisc style column Krater with red figure of a young man against a black background, made in Volterra (Pisa), National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , black background
  • Erotic 5th cnetury BC attica style anfora of two men, black against an potrange background, Caolina Murat Collection inv no 27670, Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , black background
  • 323-300B.C Etruscan Hellenistisc style column Krater with red figure of a young man against a black background, made in Volterra (Pisa), National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy, against grey
  • Fresh picked edible yellow or golden oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus citrinopileatus) against a black background
  • Fresh picked edible yellow or golden oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus citrinopileatus)against a black background
  • Fresh picked edible yellow or golden oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus citrinopileatus)against a black background
  • A 4th century B.C Etruscan Askoi, olive oil or wine jar, in the shape of a duck, terracotta illustrated with black paint, inv 4233, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • Early 3rd century B.C Etruscan wine Krater, black and overpainted with a leaf design, inv 4382, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • Early 3rd century B.C oenochoe, wine jug, with a trilobata spout, black and overpainted , inv 4380,   National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • 323-300B.C Etruscan Hellenistisc style column Krater with red figure of a young man against a black background, made in Volterra (Pisa), National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , white background
  • 323-300B.C Etruscan Hellenistisc style column Krater with red figure of a young man against a black background, made in Volterra (Pisa), National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • 323-300B.C Etruscan Hellenistisc style column Krater with red figure of a young man against a black background, made in Volterra (Pisa), National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • Erotic 5th cnetury BC attica style anfora of two men, black against an potrange background, Caolina Murat Collection inv no 27670, Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , white background
  • Erotic 5th cnetury BC attica style anfora of two men, black against an potrange background, Caolina Murat Collection inv no 27670, Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey background
  • Erotic 5th cnetury BC attica style anfora of two men, black against an potrange background, Caolina Murat Collection inv no 27670, Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum
  • Erotic 5th cnetury BC attica style anfora of two men, black against an potrange background, Caolina Murat Collection inv no 27670, Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • Black obsidian blades. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a black background
  • Black obsidian blades. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a black background
  • Black obsidian arrow heads. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a black background
  • Roman Black and White Geometric mosaic decorations  from  a Villa of Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a black background.
  • The Christian memorial funerary mosaic for Natalica the inscription reading: ‘(our) beloved daughter Natalica lived 10 years 8 months 21 days, rested the 8th Ides of October (23rd) ’.<br />
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The panel is decorated with a crescent laurel leaves against a black background and a cross encircling the head of a depiction of Natalica. She is wearing earnings and is dressed in a dalmatic, a long wide-sleeved tunic, which is decorated with black clavi, stripes, and embroidered sleeves. A belt and buckle with cabochons, shaped and polished gem stones, hold the tunic tight at the waste.  Either side of t Natalica are two lit candles, the symbols of eternity.<br />
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5th century Eastern Byzantine Roman mosaic from the funerary enclosure which is in the Northwest enclosure of the Acholla site, Tunisia. Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. Black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with a women and man relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, in the register below is a cult altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with women relief figures coloured in cream, red and black playing instruments, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Close up of the Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase decorated with relif figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. In the top register is a couple having sex along with musicians and acrobats processing to an altar that can be seen in the second register, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing to an altar, mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Inandik Hittite relief decorated cult libation vase with four decorative friezes featuring figures coloured in cream, red and black. The top two registers show  processional figures include musicians and acrobats processing round the vase, the third register from the top shows an altar -  mid to late 16th century BC - İnandıktepe, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Black obsidian blades. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Black obsidian blades. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Black obsidian blades. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Black obsidian blades. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a grey background
  • Black obsidian blades. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a gray mottled background
  • Black obsidian blades. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Black obsidian blades. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a grey background
  • Black obsidian arrow heads. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a grey background
  • Black obsidian arrow heads. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Black obsidian arrow heads. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a gray mottled background
  • Wall fresco of geometric red and black triangles which appears to be a rug pattern copy. 6000 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a black background
  • Roman Black and White Geometric mosaic decorations  from  a Villa of Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a white background.
  • Roman Black and White Geometric mosaic decorations  from  a Villa of Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a grey background.
  • Roman Black and White Geometric mosaic decorations  from  a Villa of Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against an art background.
  • Gothic altarpiece dedicated to St Vincent by Bernat Martorell circa 1483-1440 in Barcelona, tempera and gold lef on wood from the Parish church of St Vincent of menarguens, Noguera, Spain. At the top of the central panels of the altar tryptic, replacing the traditional Calvery scene, can be seen in the centre the Virgin of Mercy and kneeling to the left is Sant Benet de Bages, in black, and to the right St. Bernard of Clairvaux, patron saint of thr Benedictine and Cistercian orders . Below this is a depiction of St Vincent and either side are scenes of the Mardom of Vincent. Along the bottom are scenes from the Passion of Christ, with Judas in a yellow tunic kissing Christ and a furious Peter cutting off the ear of Malcus. National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC), Barcelona, Spain, inv 15797. Against a black background.
  • The Christian memorial funerary mosaic for Natalica the inscription reading: ‘(our) beloved daughter Natalica lived 10 years 8 months 21 days, rested the 8th Ides of October (23rd) ’.<br />
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The panel is decorated with a crescent laurel leaves against a black background and a cross encircling the head of a depiction of Natalica. She is wearing earnings and is dressed in a dalmatic, a long wide-sleeved tunic, which is decorated with black clavi, stripes, and embroidered sleeves. A belt and buckle with cabochons, shaped and polished gem stones, hold the tunic tight at the waste.  Either side of t Natalica are two lit candles, the symbols of eternity.<br />
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5th century Eastern Byzantine Roman mosaic from the funerary enclosure which is in the Northwest enclosure of the Acholla site, Tunisia. Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. White background
  • The Christian memorial funerary mosaic for Natalica the inscription reading: ‘(our) beloved daughter Natalica lived 10 years 8 months 21 days, rested the 8th Ides of October (23rd) ’.<br />
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The panel is decorated with a crescent laurel leaves against a black background and a cross encircling the head of a depiction of Natalica. She is wearing earnings and is dressed in a dalmatic, a long wide-sleeved tunic, which is decorated with black clavi, stripes, and embroidered sleeves. A belt and buckle with cabochons, shaped and polished gem stones, hold the tunic tight at the waste.  Either side of t Natalica are two lit candles, the symbols of eternity.<br />
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5th century Eastern Byzantine Roman mosaic from the funerary enclosure which is in the Northwest enclosure of the Acholla site, Tunisia. Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia
  • The Christian memorial funerary mosaic for Natalica the inscription reading: ‘(our) beloved daughter Natalica lived 10 years 8 months 21 days, rested the 8th Ides of October (23rd) ’.<br />
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The panel is decorated with a crescent laurel leaves against a black background and a cross encircling the head of a depiction of Natalica. She is wearing earnings and is dressed in a dalmatic, a long wide-sleeved tunic, which is decorated with black clavi, stripes, and embroidered sleeves. A belt and buckle with cabochons, shaped and polished gem stones, hold the tunic tight at the waste.  Either side of t Natalica are two lit candles, the symbols of eternity.<br />
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5th century Eastern Byzantine Roman mosaic from the funerary enclosure which is in the Northwest enclosure of the Acholla site, Tunisia. Bardo Museum, Tunis, Tunisia. Grey background
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Royal Hero with hunting dogs,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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A diademed youth stands with his horse and hunting dogs. At the left an oval shield (foreign) hangs from a leafless tree, against which leans a long thin club. The Royal hero in this and the relief to the left is probably a local founder such as Assyrian King Ninos, claimed as founder of their city by the Aphrodisians.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a black background.<br />
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Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a black background.<br />
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Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.  <br />
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Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.  <br />
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Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.  <br />
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Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.  <br />
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Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Toprak Bagis Belgesi  cuneiform donation document of winter  pasture to the shepherds of Uhhiva city. Hittite Period 1600 - 1450 BC.  Hattusa Boğazkale. Çorum Archaeological Museum, Corum, Turkey.. Against a black bacground.<br />
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The document reads "The Big King donates the summery and winter pastures with shepherds of Uhhiva city to his servant Hassuli, head of the guardians. No one shall have the right to claim against Hassuli or his grandchildren in the future. The Big King's word is made of iron, which can never be changed or broken. Whoever changes his word shall be beheaded. This tablet was written by Hanukkuli, Sarpa, head of Hittite palace guardians before Iskanussu, commander-in-chief."
  • Alaca Hoyuk Sphinx Gate Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel. Andesite. Alaca, Corum, 1399 - 1301 B.C. Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Left Panel - 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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Right Panel - Three figures with short skirts have their right arms positioned ahead. They each carry a sceptre in their left hand, which they lean against their shoulder. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of  Room E10 0f La Domus, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano, 130-140AD ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a black background.<br />
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 The white-ground central panel had a figured decoration, already obliterated by repairs carried out in antiquity. In the squares to the sides of the upper area, swathes of white fabric bordered by green leaves and berries are depicted against a purplish red background. The side walls are decorated in a similar symmetrical way; in the squares there are various decorative elements, a stag in flight with a quiver nearby (perhaps an allusion to the myth of Actaeon who was transformed into a stag by Artemis, or, more simply, to hunting), a small head (gorgoneion) contained between volutes.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of  Room E10 0f La Domus, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano, 130-140AD ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a black background.<br />
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 The white-ground central panel had a figured decoration, already obliterated by repairs carried out in antiquity. In the squares to the sides of the upper area, swathes of white fabric bordered by green leaves and berries are depicted against a purplish red background. The side walls are decorated in a similar symmetrical way; in the squares there are various decorative elements, a stag in flight with a quiver nearby (perhaps an allusion to the myth of Actaeon who was transformed into a stag by Artemis, or, more simply, to hunting), a small head (gorgoneion) contained between volutes.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of  Vestibule of a Rome Villa, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy. Against a black background.<br />
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A large fresco covered the curving wall of the vestibule E 5 was positioned at the entrance of the house onto the street. Vitruvius claims that the vestibulum was a room which was not needed by common people, but which was essential in a house worthy of respect, because it served to welcome guests and the people who came to be received by the owners of the house. The frescoed decoration of this wall, which was entirely detached, shows a division into panels, architectural perspectives and pavilions among which are figures and decorative elements, above a band of skirting. Numerous panels have been detached from the corridor E 3 E 11 which connected all the areas of the house, but it has not been possible to reconstruct the sequence of the walls. Inside the frames, against a white background, different decorative elements are arranged, along with hanging female and male figures, hippogriffs and other fantastical animals, vases, garlands and vegetation.
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Stone stele fragment with a Phrygian written inscription. From Grodion . Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug decorated with a painetd deer. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian Gold bowl with deeply beated design from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Prygian bronze decorated Omphalos Phiale drinking vessel. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra cotta large jug with handles, decorated with animals, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 6th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian bronze fibula from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra cotta jug with geometric designs from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian inlayed Wooden Screen from the Gordion Great Tumulus. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture personifing a Balkan Warrior  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black 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
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture personifing a Balkan Warrior  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black 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
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Ethnos with belted peplos, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The matronly figure wears a belted classical dress (peplos) and held her long cloak up behind. The square hole above her shoulder with a corresponding hole in the back, was for lifting the finished relief into the ancient building by crane.
  • Roman SSebasteion relief sculpture of the goddess Herma (day), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black background.<br />
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Goddess  Herma or Day steadies a dramatically billowing cloak that frames her head. The motif , also visible on the Okeanos relief, indicates flying, floating and divine epiphany - the appearance of gods to mortals. Day would be paired with night : together they signify the eternity of the Roman imperial order.
  • 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 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 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 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 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.
  • 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 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 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)
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Two princes, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black background.<br />
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Two princes stand like statues, naked, wearing cloaks. The left figure holds the orb of the world in one hand, a symbol of  world rule that indicates he is the imperial heir, and in the other a ship’s stern ornament (aphlaston), a symbol of naval victory. They and probably Gius and Lucius, the grandsons of Augustus, or Nero and Britanicus, Claudius’ heir.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Two princes, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black background.<br />
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Two princes stand like statues, naked, wearing cloaks. The left figure holds the orb of the world in one hand, a symbol of  world rule that indicates he is the imperial heir, and in the other a ship’s stern ornament (aphlaston), a symbol of naval victory. They and probably Gius and Lucius, the grandsons of Augustus, or Nero and Britanicus, Claudius’ heir.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Roma armed, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black 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
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Roma armed, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black 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
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a Goddess inscribing a trophy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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A draped goddess strides forward to inscribe a military trophy to which is bound a kneeling female captive. The goddess is probably a personification such as Honour, Virtue or Courage.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a Goddess inscribing a trophy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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A draped goddess strides forward to inscribe a military trophy to which is bound a kneeling female captive. The goddess is probably a personification such as Honour, Virtue or Courage.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero with captive, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<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.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero with captive, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<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.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero with captive, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<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 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.
  • Roman Sebasteion rrelief  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 a black 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.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black 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
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<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.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Apollo and Royal Hero Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
Apollo sits on a raised platform with his tripod at his oracular shrine. He is approached by two figures. A women greets  the god with a raised hand. With her is a hero wearing a travelling cloak and the flat headband or diadem of a king. He has come to consult Apollo, probably about a city foundation.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Herakles or Hercules Drunk Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Herakles or Hercules staggers along drunk, supported by a small satyr from the entourage of Dionysus. He is wearing the head ribbon of a drinking party, where he has been in a drinking contest with Dionysus. The wine god has conquered even the mighty hero of the Twelve Labours.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<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.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Polyphemos and Galatea Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black 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 Io and Argos Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black 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.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Bellerophon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black background.<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  Bellerophon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black background.<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 an Heroic Couple Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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A heroine sits on a rock with one breast bare. In the front of her stands a young hero. Between them a small statue of Aphrodite stands on a support. The subject is a love encounter, but it is not clear which of many possible heroic couple was intended.
  • 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
  • Detail of a 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Pictures of a geometric Roman mosaics with animals & fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background

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