• Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Tympanum of the south door of the 12the century  church of St Peter & St Paul depicting Chirst in Majest, Pantocrator, with flying angels each side holding up the Mandorla or aureol he is sitting in. This is very typical of Eastern Roman or Byzantine art and the geometric designs suggest this is Norman art of the 12th century rebuilding  of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Tympanum of the south door of the 12the century  church of St Peter & St Paul depicting Chirst in Majest, Pantocrator, with flying angels each side holding up the Mandorla or aureol he is sitting in. This is very typical of Eastern Roman or Byzantine art and the geometric designs suggest this is Norman art of the 12th century rebuilding  of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of Christ and the  Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of an Apostle holding a book now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of the Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of Christ and the  Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of an Apostle holding a book now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of an Apostle holding a book now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of the Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of the Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Early Anglo Saxon sulptures of the Apostles now part of the south porch of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England. The apostles, apart from Peter who holds a crude key, have no distinguishing feature to allow identification. Some are holding books, none have halos and some hold their heads at awkward angles. These three styles are typical of Anglo Saxon art. The two panels are 10 ft long and 4ft 6" high are date from the original Ango Saxon church of 705. They were probablbly built into the proch during the Norman rebuilding. The style of these sculptures is of the Roman Byzantine style and were probably sculpted by masions from Gaul.  Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Roman mosaic of drinking birds from Santa Maria Capua Vetere, ancient Capua, inv no 9992, Naples Archaeological Musum, Italy
  • Roman mosaic of drinking birds from Santa Maria Capua Vetere, ancient Capua, inv no 9992, Naples Archaeological Musum, Italy
  • Roman mosaic of drinking birds from Santa Maria Capua Vetere, ancient Capua, inv no 9992, Naples Archaeological Musum, Italy
  • Roman mosaic of drinking birds from Santa Maria Capua Vetere, ancient Capua, inv no 9992, Naples Archaeological Musum, Italy
  • Roman mosaic of drinking birds from Santa Maria Capua Vetere, ancient Capua, inv no 9992, Naples Archaeological Musum, Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Mythical Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum inv no: 110590
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco depicting Mars and Venus  Pompeii (VI, 9, 2,) Casa die Meleagro, inv 9250, 1st century AD, Naples Archaological Museum , Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco depicting Mars and Venus  Pompeii (VI, 9, 2,) Casa die Meleagro, inv 9250, 1st century AD, Naples Archaological Museum , Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic fresco depicting Pan and Hermaphrodite, Pompeii (VI, 9, 6,) Casa die Dioscuri, inv 27700, 1-50 AD, Naples Archaological Museum, Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic Mosaic from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  Mythical fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum inv no: 110590
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  Mythical fresco  from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum  inv no: 27697
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco of a man & woman having sex  from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum inv no: 27686
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Mythical Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum inv no: 110590
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco depicting Mars and Venus  Pompeii (VI, 9, 2,) Casa die Meleagro, inv 9250, 1st century AD, Naples Archaological Museum , Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco depicting Mars and Venus  Pompeii (VI, 9, 2,) Casa die Meleagro, inv 9250, 1st century AD, Naples Archaological Museum , Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic fresco depicting Pan and Hermaphrodite, Pompeii (VI, 9, 6,) Casa die Dioscuri, inv 27700, 1-50 AD, Naples Archaological Museum, Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic fresco depicting Pan and Hermaphrodite, Pompeii (VI, 9, 6,) Casa die Dioscuri, inv 27700, 1-50 AD, Naples Archaological Museum, Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic Mosaic from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic Mosaic from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco of a man & woman having sex  from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum inv no: 27696
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco of a man & woman having sex  from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum inv no: 27696
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum inv no 27875
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • "Pan & Goat" Roman Mythical erotic sculpture from Pompeii. Naples Archaeological inv no: 27709
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • Roman Erotic  fresco with pigmies from Csa Detto del Medico Peristyle in Pompeii. 50-97 AD, Naples Archaological Museum inv no: 113196
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • Workshop Banner showing Mercury with a massive phalus. Erotic Fresco from Pompeii, Naples Archaeological Museum 1st cent AD
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  Mythical fresco  from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum  inv no: 27697
  • 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 ,  art 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 art 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
  • Roman mosaic of a skull called "Mimento Mori" from Pompeii, inv 100982, Naples National Archeological Museum,  Art background
  • Roman mosaic of a skull called "Mimento Mori" from Pompeii, inv 100982, Naples National Archeological Museum, Grey Art 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 art background
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Copper statuettes of warriors with a short loincloth which originally held weapons in their hands, as well as representation of a woman. These acquired in the art trade figures were probably made ​​in the mountains of Lebanon. They are characterised by the rigid body shapes and rough running faces, whose eyes were inserted once. 3rd century BC , Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic fresco depicting Pan and Hermaphrodite, Pompeii (VI, 9, 6,) Casa die Dioscuri, inv 27700, 1-50 AD, Naples Archaological Museum, Italy
  • 560-550 B.C Etruscan attica style amfora painted in the style of Lydos, inv 70995,   National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • 2nd Century B.C terractta sarcophagus lid from Tuscania with traces of colour paint, inv 75280,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Etruscan Hellenistic style cinerary, funreary, urn  cover,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Etruscan Hellenistic style cinerary, funreary, urn  cover with a depiction of a women,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Etruscan Hellenistic style cinerary, funreary, urn  cover with a depiction of a women,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Etruscan sculpted Hellenistic style cinerary, funreary, urn cover with a women ,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Close up of an Etruscan Hellenistic style cinerary, funreary, urn cover with a man,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Etruscan Hellenistic style cinerary, funreary, urn cover with a man,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Close up of an end of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan lid in the shape of a head of a Canopo style vase, used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Etruscan cinerary, funreary, urn cover depicting a husband and wife,  from the Padata Necropolis, Chianciano, end of 5th century B.C., inv 94352 National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Etruscan bronce statue of the mythical Chimera known as the  "Chimera of Arezzo" from the St Lorentino Gate of Arezzo, made end of 5th - early 4th century B.C, inv no 1,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Side view of the Etruscan bronce statue of the mythical Chimera known as the  "Chimera of Arezzo" from the St Lorentino Gate of Arezzo, made end of 5th - early 4th century B.C, inv no 1,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • 6th century B.C clay head made in Chiusi, inv 94619, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94610, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • An Etruscan Dinos ( style of vase) with a face, from the Group of Dinoi Campana Ribbon Painter,  540-520 B.C. inv 3784, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • 580 - 560 B.C olpai style jug made by the Etrusco-Corinthian Group of Palmette Fenicie, inv 71019,   National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • 560-550 B.C Etruscan attica style amfora painted in the style of Lydos, inv 70995,   National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • 3rd - 2nd century B.C Etruscan architectural voitive plaques of women, inv 4770, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • 3rd - 2nd century B.C Etruscan architectural voitive plaques of women, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • End of 7th to start of 6th century B.C Etruscan Canopo style vase used to hold funereal ashes from Chiusi, inv 94611, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • First half of the 6th century B.C Etruscan clay head of a young man made in Chiusi, inv 94612, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • 560 - 540 B.C Etrusccan Tyrrhenian( Tirrenica) Amfora painted by Prometheus (Prometeo) made on Pescia Romana (Viterbo), inv 70993,   National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Etruscan bucchero jug with a face,  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 , grey art background
  • 150-27 B.C Etruscan Hellenistic style cinerary urn,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Etruscan Hellenistic style cinerary, funreary, urn ,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Etruscan Hellenistic style cinerary, funreary, urn , with a chariot, inv 5704,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Etruscan Hellenistic style cinerary, funreary, urn , inv no 5774,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Three quarters view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • 6th century Etruscan bucchero style skyphos jug made in Chiusina, inv 2831, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Side view of the 6th century BC Etruscan Bull headed bucherro style oinochoe, or wine jug,  made in Chuisi and excavated from the necropolis de Fonte Rotella, inv 3190, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Etruscan Terracotta sarcophagus lid with a female figure reclining, first half of 2nd century BC, inv 15428, The Vatican Museums Rome, Art Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • Etruscan Terracotta sarcophagus lid with a female figure reclining, first half of 2nd century BC, inv 15428, The Vatican Museums Rome, Grey Art Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • High picture of the Etruscan funerary monument  known as  Adonis Dying, late 3rd century BC, made of terracotta and discovered near Tuscania, inv 14147, The Vatican Museums, Rome. Grey art Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • 6th century BC Etruscan Sarcophagus known as The Sarcophagus of the Spouses, the in sculpted in clay by the sculptors of Caere, 520-510 BC, Louvre Museum, Paris.  Art Background. To license for non editorial Advertising usage contact The Louvre Paris
  • 6th century BC Etruscan Sarcophagus known as The Sarcophagus of the Spouses, the in sculpted in clay by the sculptors of Caere, 520-510 BC, Louvre Museum, Paris.   Grey art Background. To license for non editorial Advertising usage contact The Louvre Paris
  • Close up of 6th century BC Etruscan Sarcophagus known as The Sarcophagus of the Spouses, the in sculpted in clay by the sculptors of Caere, 520-510 BC, Louvre Museum, Paris. Grey art background .To license for non editorial Advertising usage contact The Louvre Paris
  • A late 4th early 3rd century B.C Etruscan Kernos, or a ceramic ring eith cups or vases, which may have been used in religious rituals, made in Teano, inv 83957, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Ornamental Etruscan fans excavated from the Tomb of the Fans in Flabelli (Tomba dei Flabelli), late 7th - early 6th century B.C,   National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • Ornamental Etruscan fans excavated from the Tomb of the Fans in Flabelli (Tomba dei Flabelli), late 7th - early 6th century B.C,   National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , grey art background
  • 250 - 150 B.C Etruscan phiale or patera, or wine drinking bowl, produced in Calena,   National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • 250 - 150 B.C Etruscan phiale or patera, or wine drinking bowl, produced in Calena, inv 4566,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Early 3rd century B.C Etruscan wine Krater, black and overpainted with a leaf design, inv 4382, National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Early 3rd century B.C oenochoe, wine jug, with a trilobata spout, black and overpainted , inv 4380,   National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Etruscan bronze statue portraying a nearly life size young warrior dressed in armour, offering a libation of wine to a divinity ( patera style cup missing) Made in the 5th century BC in Orvieto and excavated from Todi where it had been buried after being struck by lightening, which was the custom at the time.  Inv 13886, The Vatican Museums Rome. Art Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • Etruscan bronze statue portraying a nearly life size young warrior dressed in armour, offering a libation of wine to a divinity ( patera style cup missing) Made in the 5th century BC in Orvieto and excavated from Todi where it had been buried after being struck by lightening, which was the custom at the time.  Inv 13886, The Vatican Museums Rome. Grey Art Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • Etruscan funerary monument  known as  Adonis Dying, late 3rd century BC, made of terracotta and discovered near Tuscania, inv 14147, The Vatican Museums, Rome. Grey art Background. For use in non editorial advertising apply to the Vatican Museums for a license.
  • Etruscan embossed silver phiale or patera, or wine drinking bowl, end of 4th century B.C. inv 132265,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Detail of the Roman fresco wall painting of a young man resting from the  triclinium,  a formal dining room, of the Villa Arriana (Adriana), Stabiae (Stabia) near Pompeii , inv 9093, Naples National Archaeological Museum, grey art background
  • Roman fresco wall painting of a women thinking from the Villa Arianna (Adriana), Stabiae (Stabia) near Pompeii , inv 9097, Naples National Archaeological Museum , art background
  • Detail of the Roman fresco wall painting of a young man resting from the  triclinium,  a formal dining room, of the Villa Arianna (Adriana), Stabiae (Stabia) near Pompeii , inv 9093, Naples National Archaeological Museum,  art background
  • Roman fresco wall painting of a women thinking from the Villa Arianna (Adriana), Stabiae (Stabia) near Pompeii , inv 9097, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco depicting Mars and Venus  Pompeii (VI, 9, 2,) Casa die Meleagro, inv 9250, 1st century AD, Naples Archaological Museum , Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic fresco depicting Pan and Hermaphrodite, Pompeii (VI, 9, 6,) Casa die Dioscuri, inv 27700, 1-50 AD, Naples Archaological Museum, Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic fresco depicting Pan and Hermaphrodite, Pompeii (VI, 9, 6,) Casa die Dioscuri, inv 27700, 1-50 AD, Naples Archaological Museum, Italy
  • "Pan & Goat" Roman Mythical erotic sculpture from Pompeii. Naples Archaeological inv no: 27709
  • "Pan & Goat" Roman Mythical erotic sculpture from Pompeii. Naples Archaeological inv no: 27709
  • Erotic Roman Bas Relief Sculpture of a man & woman having sex Pompeii. 1st Cent AD, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Erotic bronze oil lamp configured as a dancing midget, found in Pompeii,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples Archaeological Museum , art background
  • Erotic attica style krater with red figures made in Saticula; present day Sant'Agata de' Goti produczione capuana; attributed to Painter Parrish around 350 B.C, inv 81926,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco depicting Mars and Venus  Pompeii (VI, 9, 2,) Casa die Meleagro, inv 9250, 1st century AD, Naples Archaological Museum , Italy
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic  fresco from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic Mosaic from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • 1 cent AD Roman Erotic Mosaic from a house in Pompeii. Naples Archaological Museum
  • "Pan & Goat" Roman Mythical erotic sculpture from Pompeii. Naples Archaeological inv no: 27709
  • Erotic Roman Bas Relief Sculpture of a man & woman having sex Pompeii. 1st Cent AD, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • "Pan & Goat" Roman Mythical erotic sculpture from Pompeii. Naples Archaeological inv no: 27709
  • "Pan & Goat" Roman Mythical erotic sculpture from Pompeii. Naples Archaeological inv no: 27709
  • "Pan & Goat" Roman Mythical erotic sculpture from Pompeii. Naples Archaeological inv no: 27709
  • "Pan & Goat" Roman Mythical erotic sculpture from Pompeii. Naples Archaeological inv no: 27709
  • "Pan & Goat" Roman Mythical erotic sculpture from Pompeii. Naples Archaeological inv no: 27709
  • Erotic Roman Bas Relief Sculpture of a man & woman having sex Pompeii. 1st Cent AD, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Erotic Roman Bas Relief Sculpture of a man & woman having sex Pompeii. 1st Cent AD, Naples Archaeological Museum
  • Detail of the Roman fresco wall painting of all the characters in the story of Admetus who, aided by Apollo made the Fates agree not to take Admetus on his 'death day' if he could find someone else to replace him, his wife, Alcestis, dies instead of Admetus but as she decends into the Underworld he discovers that he no longer wants to live without her, Pompeii House of the Tragic Poet, inv 9026, Naples National Archaeological Museum, grey art background
  • Detail of the Roman fresco wall painting of all the characters in the story of Admetus who, aided by Apollo made the Fates agree not to take Admetus on his 'death day' if he could find someone else to replace him, his wife, Alcestis, dies instead of Admetus but as she decends into the Underworld he discovers that he no longer wants to live without her, Pompeii House of the Tragic Poet, inv 9026, Naples National Archaeological Museum, art background
  • Roman fresco wall painting from the Sacrarium of the Temple of Isis in Pompeii depicting the Egyptian god Bes, God of war but also childbirth and the home, and was associated with sexuality, humour, music and dancing, North wall of Sacrarium, Naples National Archaeological Museum , inv 1.72 , Naples National Archaeological Museum , art background
  • Roman fresco wall painting from the Sacrarium of the Temple of Isis in Pompeii depicting the Egyptian god Bes, God of war but also childbirth and the home, and was associated with sexuality, humour, music and dancing, North wall of Sacrarium, Naples National Archaeological Museum , inv 1.72 , Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • Erotic bronze oil lamp configured as a dancing midget, found in Pompeii,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • Roman erotic stone phallus  found in Pompeii,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples Archaeological Museum , art background
  • Roman erotic stone phallus  found in Pompeii,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples Archaeological Museum , grey art 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 art background
  • Erotic attica style krater with red figures made in Saticula; present day Sant'Agata de' Goti produczione capuana; attributed to Painter Parrish around 350 B.C, inv 81926,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , art background
  • Erotic attica style krater with red figures made in Saticula; present day Sant'Agata de' Goti produczione capuana; attributed to Painter Parrish around 350 B.C, inv 81926,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , art background
  • Roman Sculpture of a Nymph pusing a Satyr away, 1st century AD, Herculaneum,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • Roman Sculpture of a Nymph pusing a Satyr away, 1st century AD, Herculaneum,  Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , art background
  • Greek Attica pottery plate with erotic depiction of a man and women, 5th century BC, Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • Greek Attica pottery plate with erotic depiction of a man and women, 5th century BC, Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , art background
  • Roman oil lamp black-painted with winged phallus, inv no 27867, Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • Roman marble relief sculpture known as  Alcibiades and Etere, Franeses Collection, Roman copy of an earlier Greek Helenistic original , inv no 6688, Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet, Naples National Archaeological Museum , grey art background
  • Geometric relief decoration around the south proch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Medieval sculptures of the south porch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Medieval sculptures of the south porch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Medieval sculptures of the south porch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Medieval sculptures of the south porch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Medieval sculptures of the south porch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Medieval sculptures of the south porch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Medieval sculptures of the south porch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Medieval sculptures of the south porch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Geometric relief decoration around the south proch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Medieval sculptures of the south porch of the 12the century early transitional Norman architecture of the parish church of St Peter & St Paul part of Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England
  • Ancient Egyptian house altar relief sculpture of Akhenaten, Nefrertiti and their three daughters. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 14145.
  • Ancient Egyptian house altar relief sculpture of Akhenaten, Nefrertiti and their three daughters. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 14145.
  • Ancient Egyptian house altar relief sculpture of Akhenaten, Nefrertiti and their three daughters. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 14145.
  • Ancient Egyptian relief study of a foot. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 20672.
  • 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 Ptolemaic sacrophagus of the prophet Ahmose. 332-30 BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 38.
  • 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 AM 34436.
  • Ancient Egyptian granite block statue of the steward Haruafrom Thebes. 26th Dynasty 500 BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 8163.
  • Ancient Egyptian mummy mask of Pasyg. 1st century BC. Neues Museum Berlin VAGM 1989/111.
  • Ancient Egyptian tomb relief sculpture of King Amenhotep III with a blue crown from the grave of Chaemhat, Thebes West. 18th Dynasty 1360 BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 14442.
  • 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 Greywacke statue head . 27 th Dynasty 500 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 31196.
  • Ancient Egyptian relief portrait of King Akhenaten from Amarna. 18th Dynasty 1340 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 14512.
  • Granite ancient Egyptian statue head of a man with a beard. 1st Century BC . Neues Reich Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 10660.
  • Ancient Egyptian relief portrait of King Akhenaten from Amarna. 18th Dynasty 1340 BC . Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 21683.
  • Granite ancient Egyptian statue head of a man from Thebes. 2000 BC . Neues Reich Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 1254.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
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Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
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Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
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Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
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The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
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Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Altar of Esquius - Painted wooden panel<br />
<br />
Second quarter of the twelfth century<br />
<br />
Probably comes from the ancient Chapel of Santa Maria of Besora Castle <br />
<br />
Aquired by the National Art Museum of Catalonia, Barcelona 1958. Ref: 65502 MNAC.<br />
<br />
<br />
The use of valuable pigments (lapis lazuli, orpiment, cinabri) on the Altar panel, suggests that this front was painted in an important monastery scriptorium like Ripoll. The poetic inscription that runs around the mandorla surrounding Christ is very characteristic of the intellectual environment of Ripoll "This is the God of Alfa and Omega. Come, O merciful with Your mercy, and remove the chains of missery. Amen." This is flanked by Tetramorph showing the four evangelical symbols - St Matthew the man, St Mark the lion, St Luke the ox, and John the eagle. The rest of the panel depicts the 12 apostles.
  • Pictures of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 5
  • Pictures of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 1
  • Rare original Greek bronze statue of an Athlete after a boxing match, a 1st cent BC. The athlete, seated on a boulder, is resting after a boxing match. The boulder is a modern addition that replicates the ancient original. The face, ears, and nose are severely wounded by blows received during the match. No wounds appear on the body since ancient boxing practices made the afce the main target. The boxer is only wearing a sort of loin cloth (kynodesme) around his waist. Elaborate leather gloves (himantes oxeis) protect the hands and the forearms. They consist of thick leather straps that bind the four fingers, leaving the thumb free. On the forearms the gloves are bordered with fur lining. A series of marks on the straps above the left ring fingers seem to be a signature of the Athenian sculptor Appolonios, son of Nestor who was active during the 1st century B.C. Careful analysis shows that the marks are actually corrosions of the bronze surface. The Greek letter ‘a’ is impressed on the middle toe of the left foot and is probably a mark identifying the workshop that produced the statue. The statue of the boxer is of the highest quality with a highly detailed rendition of the athletic anatomy and facial feature. The artist was clearly inspired by the style of Greek sculptor Lysippus and scholars generally consider it an original Greek bronze of the 1st Century B.C. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Sleeping Hermaphroditus, The Borghese Hermaphrodite.  A Life size ancient 2nd century AD Roman statue sculpted in Greek Marble and found in the grounds of Santa Maria della Vittoria, near the Baths of Diocletian, Rome. It was added to the Borghese Collection by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, in the 17th century and was named the "Borghese Hermaphroditus”. It was later sold to the occupying French and was removed it to The Louvre. Hermaphrodite, son of Hermes and Aphrodite had repels the advances of the nymph Salmacis. However, she got Zeus as their two bodies are united in a bisexual being. The Sleeping Hermaphroditus has been described as a good early Imperial Roman copy of a bronze original by the later of the two Hellenistic sculptors named Polycles (150 BC) the original bronze was mentioned in Pliny's Natural History. In 1619  Bernini sculpted the mattress on which the ancient marble of Hermaphrodite lies. Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman statue of Augustus as Pontifex Maximus, circa 17-14 BC.  This statue of Augustus was typical of the approved style that Augustus used to control his public image. As Pontifex Maximus the statue emphasises the piety of the ruler and his reverence for the gods and traditions of Rome. Augustus thus revitalised the role and function of the most ancient Roman priesthoods and exalted the myths that narrated the origins of Rome. The statue is part of the political propaganda that Augustus used to cement his position of first amongst equals to the very conservative Romans.  National Roman Museum, Rome.
  • Nymph with a shell ( Nymphe a la coquille ) a 1st century marble statue from Italy which was part of the Borghese collection . Louvre Museum, Paris Cat No MR 309. <br />
The Nymph with a shell statue was much admired in the 17th century and influenced such art its as Velasquez. The statue symbolises a carefree childhood and the fact that terracotta versions have been found in tombs suggests that the statue was associated with the injustice of death or of a rebirth.
  • Original Roman bronze statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback. 175 AD. Marcus Aurelius was the last of the Five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. In 1979 it was discovered that the the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, in the courtyard of the Capitline Museum, had suffered badly from corrosion, particularly in its legs. The staue was removed from Michael Angelo’s plinth and was transferred to the National Instution for the Restoration of works of art for preservation. On the 11th of April 1990 the restored statue was returned to the Cpitaline courtyard and covered with a glass protective casing. The glass box ruined the design of Michael Angelo’s courtyard and it was decided to make a copy to display in the courted and move the original into the Capitoiline Musuem. This is a rare example of a bronze equestrian statue as it became common practice for the Romans in the late empire to melt down bronze statues to mint coins. The Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Sleeping Hermaphroditus.  A Life size ancient 2nd century AD Roman statue sculpted in Greek Marble and found in the grounds of Santa Maria della Vittoria, near the Baths of Diocletian, Rome. It was added to the Borghese Collection by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, in the 17th century and was named the "Borghese Hermaphroditus”. It was later sold to the occupying French and was removed it to The Louvre. Hermaphrodite, son of Hermes and Aphrodite had repels the advances of the nymph Salmacis. However, she got Zeus as their two bodies are united in a bisexual being. The Sleeping Hermaphroditus has been described as a good early Imperial Roman copy of a bronze original by the later of the two Hellenistic sculptors named Polycles (150 BC) the original bronze was mentioned in Pliny's Natural History. In 1619  Bernini sculpted the mattress on which the ancient marble of Hermaphrodite lies. Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Tree Graces from the South Building, Second storey, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints.
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Emperor Claudius About to vanquish Britanica from Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Naked warrior Claudius id about to deliver the death blow to Britanica.
  • Venus de Milo ( Aphrodite of Milos ) A 203 cm (6 ft 8 in)  marble statue from the Greek Island of Milos sculpted in 130 and 100 BC thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch;. Louvre Museum, Paris. <br />
The Aphrodite of Milos was discovered on 8 April 1820 by a peasant named Yorgos Kentrotas, inside a buried niche within the ancient city ruins of Milos, the current village of Tripiti, on the island of Milos  in the Aegean, which was then a part of the Ottoman Empire. The statue was purchase by the French ambassador to Turkey and it was shipped to France. Legend has it that the statues arms were broken off during transport but this story however proved to be a fabrication – Voutier's drawings of the statue when it was first discovered show that its arms were already missing.<br />
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In 1815, France had returned the Medici Venus,  to the Italians after it had been looted from Italy by Napoleon Bonaparte. The Medici Venus, regarded as one of the finest Classical sculptures in existence, caused the French to promote the Venus de Milo as a greater treasure than that which they recently had lost. The de Milo statue was praised dutifully by many artists and critics as the epitome of graceful female beauty. However, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was among its detractors, labeling it a "big gendarme".
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Tree Graces from the South Building, Second storey, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Aphrodisias Archaological Museum, Turkey
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  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.
  • Photo of Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  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.
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Picture & Photo of The library of Celsus at sunrise . Images of the Roman ruins of Ephasus, Turkey. Stock Picture & Photo art prints
  • Greek Classical Period Statue of Aphrodite made of Parian marble. Restored by the famous Italian Sculptor A. Canova ( 1757 - 1822 ), Aphrodite is standing nude apart from a richly draped himation which she retains with her left hand in front of her pudenda. 4th c. BC. Athens National Archaeological Museum cat No 3524, from the collection of Lord Hope, donated by M. Embeirikos in 1924.<br />
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This statue of Aphrodite is a variant of the Aphrodite (Venus) of Cnidus and is a copy of a 2nd century AD copy of a 4th century  original by the ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles of Athens. As with the Capitaline Venus, Aphrodite is rising from bathing and is covering her breasts with her right hand, unlike the other known variants of this pose the Aphrodite of the Athens museum is covered from the waste down with a drape.
  • Image of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 2
  • Pictures of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 7
  • Pictures of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 6
  • Pictures of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain. 5
  • Pictures of the statues of around the tomb of Commagene King Antochus 1 on the top of Mount Nemrut, Turkey. Stock photos & Photo art prints. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues (8–9 m/26–30 ft high) of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods. The photos show the broken statues on the  2,134 m (7,001 ft)  mountain.
  • Nymph with a shell ( Nymphe a la coquille ) a 1st century marble statue from Italy which was part of the Borghese collection . Louvre Museum, Paris Cat No MR 309. <br />
The Nymph with a shell statue was much admired in the 17th century and influenced such art its as Velasquez. The statue symbolises a carefree childhood and the fact that terracotta versions have been found in tombs suggests that the statue was associated with the injustice of death or of a rebirth.
  • The Three Graces (  Les Trois Grâces ) A 1.19 metres high 2nd century Imperial Roman copy of a circa 330 BC Hellanistic Greek statue.  Found in the Villa Cornovaglia in Rome. Louvre Museum, Paris. Catalogue Number: Louvre Ma 287.<br />
The Three Graces are three nude females that in classic Hellanistic art they are depicted with two facing forward and the middle one facing away. The Three Graces, or Three Charities, of Greek mythology were Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia. They were the goddesses who symbolised joy, pleasure, grace, beauty, festivity, adornment, dance, and song. Daughters of Zeus and the sea-nymph Eurynome, they were also the attendants, or handmaidens, of Aphrodite and Hera and protectors of vegetation.

  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana, in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical God. Louvre Museum, Paris, inv AO11073
  • Late Hittite Basalt funereal Steel with a relief sculpture of a warrior from 9 - 8th Cent B.C, excavated from Arslan Tash (Turkish; Arslan Lion, Taş Stone), ancient Hadātu, is an archaeological site in northern Syria 30km east of the Euphrates River and nearby the town of Ain al-Arab. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 1981.
  • Late Hittite Basalt funereal Steel with a relief sculpture of a warrior from 9 - 8th Cent B.C, excavated from Arslan Tash (Turkish; Arslan Lion, Taş Stone), ancient Hadātu, is an archaeological site in northern Syria 30km east of the Euphrates River and nearby the town of Ain al-Arab. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 1981.
  • Late Hittite Basalt funereal Steel with a relief sculpture of a warrior from 9 - 8th Cent B.C, excavated from Arslan Tash (Turkish; Arslan Lion, Taş Stone), ancient Hadātu, is an archaeological site in northern Syria 30km east of the Euphrates River and nearby the town of Ain al-Arab. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. No 1981.
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana, in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats from the Palace of King Kapara are in a Neo Hittite style and depict an Archer. Louvre Museum, Paris, inv AO11072
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana, in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats from the Palace of King Kapara are in a Neo Hittite style and depict an Archer. Louvre Museum, Paris, inv AO11072
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana, in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats from the Palace of King Kapara are in a Neo Hittite style and depict an Archer. Louvre Museum, Paris, inv AO11072
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana, in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats from the Palace of King Kapara are in a Neo Hittite style and depict an Archer. Louvre Museum, Paris, inv AO11072
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana, in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical God. Louvre Museum, Paris, inv AO11073
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana, in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical God. Louvre Museum, Paris, inv AO11073
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf, ancient Guzana, in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical God. Louvre Museum, Paris, inv AO11073
  • Circus Maximus - Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
  • The Bikini Girls. Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
  • The Bikini Girls. Ancient Roman mosaics at the Villa Romana del Casale, Sicily, Italy Pictures, Photos, Images & fotos
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 25
  • Ancient Egyptian tomb relief sculpture of King Amenhotep III with a blue crown from the grave of Chaemhat, Thebes West. 18th Dynasty 1360 BC. Neues Museum Berlin AM 14442.
  • 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.
  • The ancient Doric Greek  temple of Athena of Pastrum built in about 500 BC.  Paestrum archaeological site, Italy.
  • The Roman Theatre of Aspendos, Turkey.  Built in 155 AD during the rule of Marcus Aurelius, Aspendos Theatre is the best preserved ancient theatre in Asia Minor. 96 metres in diameter it can seat 7000 the csaenae frond or backdrop wall is still intact. Following Hellenistic traditions the theatre is built into the hillside below the Acropolis.
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • The Armenian church of St Gregory of the Abughamrents, Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Ruins of the Armenian City walls built by  King Smbat (977–989) of Ani archaelogical site on the Ancient Silk Road , Kars , Anatolia, Turkey
  • Pictures of the beehive adobe buildings of Harran, south west Anatolia, Turkey.  Harran was a major ancient city in Upper Mesopotamia whose site is near the modern village of Altınbaşak, Turkey, 24 miles (44 kilometers) southeast of Şanlıurfa. The location is in a district of Şanlıurfa Province that is also named "Harran". Harran is famous for its traditional 'beehive' adobe houses, constructed entirely without wood. The design of these makes them cool inside. 24

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