• Bird of Paradise Flowers in the Trevelyan Gardens in Taormina Italy, also known as the Giardino Trevelyan
  • Bird of Paradise Flowers in the Trevelyan Gardens in Taormina Italy, also known as the Giardino Trevelyan
  • Bird of Paradise Flowers in the Trevelyan Gardens in Taormina Italy, also known as the Giardino Trevelyan
  • Bird of Paradise Flowers in the Trevelyan Gardens in Taormina Italy, also known as the Giardino Trevelyan
  • Bird of Paradise Flowers in the Trevelyan Gardens in Taormina Italy, also known as the Giardino Trevelyan
  • Bird of Paradise Flowers in the Trevelyan Gardens in Taormina Italy, also known as the Giardino Trevelyan
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) feeding , Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) feeding , Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • Euracian Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus), Native birds of Cres Island, Beli, Cres Island, Croatia
  • seagulls flying above the a shingle beach in Suffolk England
  • Whole roast turkey on a platter with roast potatoes with soft wine & vegetables behind
  • seagulls flying above the sea in Suffolk England
  • Painted Bird from the Roman fresco of a garden from Villa Livia, Rome (Early first century AD), Rome, Livia was the wife of Roman emperor Augustus.  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
Trees and shrubs had symbolic importance to the Romans as can be see by the plants used in the trompe-l’œil frescoes from the Villa Livia, Rome, which contains plants linked to the deities particularily venerated by Augustus and Livia.
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical bird on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical bird on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical bird on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical bird on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Medieval relief sculptures of mythical bird on the exterior of the Romanesque Baptistery of Parma, circa 1196, (Battistero di Parma), Italy
  • Birds around a  vase From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 1st half of 3rd century AD. Marble cubes, limestone and glass. A border of geometric perspective cubes surround a scene with one bird sitting on the vase of Daphne whilst the other surround it. The naturalistic skill of the Roman Antioch mosaic artists is so good that it is possible to tell the species of each bird. inv 3461, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Birds around a  vase From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 1st half of 3rd century AD. Marble cubes, limestone and glass. A border of geometric perspective cubes surround a scene with one bird sitting on the vase of Daphne whilst the other surround it. The naturalistic skill of the Roman Antioch mosaic artists is so good that it is possible to tell the species of each bird. inv 3461, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Birds around a  vase From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 1st half of 3rd century AD. Marble cubes, limestone and glass. A border of geometric perspective cubes surround a scene with one bird sitting on the vase of Daphne whilst the other surround it. The naturalistic skill of the Roman Antioch mosaic artists is so good that it is possible to tell the species of each bird. inv 3461, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Birds around a  vase From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 1st half of 3rd century AD. Marble cubes, limestone and glass. A border of geometric perspective cubes surround a scene with one bird sitting on the vase of Daphne whilst the other surround it. The naturalistic skill of the Roman Antioch mosaic artists is so good that it is possible to tell the species of each bird. inv 3461, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Birds around a  vase From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 1st half of 3rd century AD. Marble cubes, limestone and glass. A border of geometric perspective cubes surround a scene with one bird sitting on the vase of Daphne whilst the other surround it. The naturalistic skill of the Roman Antioch mosaic artists is so good that it is possible to tell the species of each bird. inv 3461, Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a bird, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a bird, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Atateirk Orman ciftligi, Ankara, 12OO-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Winged griffin with a bird's head and a lion's body. There is a bird's head at the end of its tail. The chest was processed like fish scales. Its wing extends along the body. Muscles in its legs are schematic. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Atateirk Orman ciftligi, Ankara, 12OO-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Winged griffin with a bird's head and a lion's body. There is a bird's head at the end of its tail. The chest was processed like fish scales. Its wing extends along the body. Muscles in its legs are schematic. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Photo of Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Atateirk Orman ciftligi, Ankara, 12OO-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Winged griffin with a bird's head and a lion's body. There is a bird's head at the end of its tail. The chest was processed like fish scales. Its wing extends along the body. Muscles in its legs are schematic. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Pictures & images of Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Atateirk Orman ciftligi, Ankara, 12OO-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Winged griffin with a bird's head and a lion's body. There is a bird's head at the end of its tail. The chest was processed like fish scales. Its wing extends along the body. Muscles in its legs are schematic. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Phrygian relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Andesite, Atateirk Orman ciftligi, Ankara, 12OO-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Winged griffin with a bird's head and a lion's body. There is a bird's head at the end of its tail. The chest was processed like fish scales. Its wing extends along the body. Muscles in its legs are schematic. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • A Colossal statue of a Bird of Prey excavated in the forecourt of a temple palace at Tell Halaf, Syria. Originally the bird statue had coloured stones in its eye socket and was mounted as part of a decorative column. Basalt 9th century BC. Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
  • A Colossal statue of a Bird of Prey excavated in the forecourt of a temple palace at Tell Halaf, Syria. Originally the bird statue had coloured stones in its eye socket and was mounted as part of a decorative column. Basalt 9th century BC. Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
  • A Colossal statue of a Bird of Prey excavated in the forecourt of a temple palace at Tell Halaf, Syria. Originally the bird statue had coloured stones in its eye socket and was mounted as part of a decorative column. Basalt 9th century BC. Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
  • A Colossal statue of a Bird of Prey excavated in the forecourt of a temple palace at Tell Halaf, Syria. Originally the bird statue had coloured stones in its eye socket and was mounted as part of a decorative column. Basalt 9th century BC. Pergamon Museum, Berlin.
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 62 - sculpture of a large bird of prey. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a bird - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
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These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
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Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.   Against a grey background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a bird - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
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These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
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Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a white background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a bird - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
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These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
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Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia.  Against a black background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a bird - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
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These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
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Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia. Against a grey art background.
  • 6th-7th Century Eastern Roman Byzantine  Christian Terracotta tiles depicting a bird - Produced in Byzacena -  present day Tunisia. <br />
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These early Christian terracotta tiles were mass produced thanks to moulds. Their quadrangular, square or rectangular shape as well as the standardised sizes in use in the different regions were determined by their architectonic function and were designed to facilitate their assembly according to various combinations to decorate large flat surfaces of walls or ceilings. <br />
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Byzacena stood out for its use of biblical and hagiographic themes and a richer variety of animals, birds and roses. Some deer and lions were obviously inspired from Zeugitana prototypes attesting to the pre-existence of this province's production with respect to that of Byzacena. The rules governing this art are similar to those that applied to late Roman and Christian art with, in the case of Byzacena, an obvious popular connotation. Its distinguishing features are flatness, a predilection for symmetrical compositions, frontal and lateral representations, the absence of tridimensional attitudes and the naivety of some details (large eyes, pointed chins). Mass production enabled this type of decoration to be widely used at little cost and it played a role as ideograms and for teaching catechism through pictures. Painting, now often faded, enhanced motifs in relief or enriched them with additional details to break their repetitive monotony.<br />
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The Bardo National Museum Tunis, Tunisia
  • 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 Fresco of an exotic bird from  The Large Columbarium in Villa Doria Panphilj, Rome. A columbarium is usually a type of tomb with walls lined by niches that hold urns containing the ashes of the dead.  Large columbaria were built in Rome between the end of the Republican Era and the Flavio Principality (second half of the first century AD).  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Roman Fresco of an exotic bird from The Large Columbarium in Villa Doria Panphilj, Rome. A columbarium is usually a type of tomb with walls lined by niches that hold urns containing the ashes of the dead.  Large columbaria were built in Rome between the end of the Republican Era and the Flavio Principality (second half of the first century AD).  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Petroglyph, rock carving, of a bird by the ancient Camunni people in the iron age between 1000-1200 BC, Rock no 6, Foppi di Nadro, Riserva Naturale Incisioni Rupestri di Ceto, Cimbergo e Paspardo, Capo di Ponti, Valcamonica (Val Camonica), Lombardy plain, Italy
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 1 - sculpture of a quail that it has just killed its young. This is based on a  bestiary story that tells of a Pelican that kills its young. It then pecks its breast to draw blood and sits on its dead offspring and the blood brings the young bird back to life. This is an allegory of Christ giving his blood on the cross for mankind. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 5
  • Close up of 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.
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Augustus and Goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white 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.
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Augustus and Goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art 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.
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Augustus and Goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey 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.
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Augustus and Goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <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 Augustus and Goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white 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 Augustus and Goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <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 Augustus and Goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art 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 Augustus and Goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey 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.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting  a bird charmed by  music being played by Orpheus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting  a bird charmed by  music being played by Orpheus, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Close up detail picture of the Roman mosaics of the small hunt depicting boys hunting a song bird in a tree, room no 24 at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Small Hunt room was used as a living room for guests of the Villa Romana del Casale. The Small hunt mosaic design has 4 registers running across the mosaic depicting hunting scenes. In the first register two servants are handling hunting dogs. In the second register figures are depicted burning incense at an altar to Diana, the goddess of hunting, before the hunt starts. The offering is being made by Constantius Clorus , the Caesar of Emperor Maximianus who owned the Villa Romana del Casale. Behind him is his son the future Emperor Constantine. To the right of the altar is a figure holding the reins of a horse dressed in a clavi decorated with ivy leaves indicating that he belongs to the family of Maximianus.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Orthostats of a Procession. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 700 BC. Griffin. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Bird - headed lions standing opposite on their hind legs (griffin). It is symmetric. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Orthostats of a Procession. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 700 BC. Griffin. Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Ankara.<br />
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Bird - headed lions standing opposite on their hind legs (griffin). It is symmetric. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Orthostats of a Procession. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 700 BC. Griffin. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Bird - headed lions standing opposite on their hind legs (griffin). It is symmetric. <br />
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Against a gray background.
  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Orthostats of a Procession. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 700 BC. Griffin. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Bird - headed lions standing opposite on their hind legs (griffin). It is symmetric. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel Orthostats of a Procession. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900 700 BC. Griffin. Anatolian Civilisations Museum. Ankara. Bird - headed lions standing opposite on their hind legs (griffin). It is symmetric. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.  <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.  <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.  <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Chimera. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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Three-headed sphinxes. Winged lion, with a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail, also has a human head with hair in plaits and a conical headdress. The details in his feet are very distinct.  <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull.<br />
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Against a white background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall. Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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On the left is a winged mixed creature with a human head and body who has a scorpion tail and bird legs; on the right is a human-like god. The figures fight with a winged bull standing on its hind legs. The scorpion-man is known as Girtablull. <br />
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Against a brown art 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 grey 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.
  • 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 art 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 grey art 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 white 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
  • Roman Fresco of a cat killing a bird from  The Large Columbarium in Villa Doria Panphilj, Rome. A columbarium is usually a type of tomb with walls lined by niches that hold urns containing the ashes of the dead.  Large columbaria were built in Rome between the end of the Republican Era and the Flavio Principality (second half of the first century AD).  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Roman Fresco of an exotic bird from   The Large Columbarium in Villa Doria Panphilj, Rome. A columbarium is usually a type of tomb with walls lined by niches that hold urns containing the ashes of the dead.  Large columbaria were built in Rome between the end of the Republican Era and the Flavio Principality (second half of the first century AD).  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Roman Fresco of an exotic bird from  The Large Columbarium in Villa Doria Panphilj, Rome. A columbarium is usually a type of tomb with walls lined by niches that hold urns containing the ashes of the dead.  Large columbaria were built in Rome between the end of the Republican Era and the Flavio Principality (second half of the first century AD).  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Roman Fresco of a symposium exotic bird from   The Large Columbarium in Villa Doria Panphilj, Rome. A columbarium is usually a type of tomb with walls lined by niches that hold urns containing the ashes of the dead.  Large columbaria were built in Rome between the end of the Republican Era and the Flavio Principality (second half of the first century AD).  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Roman Fresco of a bird from  The Large Columbarium in Villa Doria Panphilj, Rome. A columbarium is usually a type of tomb with walls lined by niches that hold urns containing the ashes of the dead.  Large columbaria were built in Rome between the end of the Republican Era and the Flavio Principality (second half of the first century AD).  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Roman Fresco of fruit bird from  The Large Columbarium in Villa Doria Panphilj, Rome. A columbarium is usually a type of tomb with walls lined by niches that hold urns containing the ashes of the dead.  Large columbaria were built in Rome between the end of the Republican Era and the Flavio Principality (second half of the first century AD).  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Roman Fresco of fruit bird from The Large Columbarium in Villa Doria Panphilj, Rome. A columbarium is usually a type of tomb with walls lined by niches that hold urns containing the ashes of the dead.  Large columbaria were built in Rome between the end of the Republican Era and the Flavio Principality (second half of the first century AD).  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Roman Fresco of a hippo bird from  The Large Columbarium in Villa Doria Panphilj, Rome. A columbarium is usually a type of tomb with walls lined by niches that hold urns containing the ashes of the dead.  Large columbaria were built in Rome between the end of the Republican Era and the Flavio Principality (second half of the first century AD).  Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.
  • Petroglyph, rock carving, of a bird by the ancient Camunni people in the iron age between 1000-1200 BC, Rock no 1, Rock no 6, Foppi di Nadro, Riserva Naturale Incisioni Rupestri di Ceto, Cimbergo e Paspardo, Capo di Ponti, Valcamonica (Val Camonica), Lombardy plain, Italy
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 62 - sculpture of a large bird of prey. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 62 - sculpture of a large bird of prey. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 1 - sculpture of a quail that it has just killed its young. This is based on a  bestiary story that tells of a Pelican that kills its young. It then pecks its breast to draw blood and sits on its dead offspring and the blood brings the young bird back to life. This is an allegory of Christ giving his blood on the cross for mankind. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting the mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail the symbol of the city God Marduk. From the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting the mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail the symbol of the city God Marduk. From the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting the mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail the symbol of the city God Marduk. From the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting the mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail the symbol of the city God Marduk. From the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels depicting the mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail the symbol of the city God Marduk. From the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Coloured glazed brick panels of the facade of the  first smaller Ishtar Gate, Babylon, dating from 604-562 BC. Babylon (present day Iraq). The Ishtar Gate, Babylon, was situated in the northern wall of the city and was named after the goddess Ishtar. The gate was decorated with reprentations of bulls, the symbol of the weather god Adad, and dragons (Babylonian Mushhushu), the symbol of the city God Marduk. The mythical composite animal has the head and the body of a snake, the front legs of a lion, the hind legs of a bird and a scorpion sting in the tail. The ground plan and debris of the gate buildings were uncovered during the German excavation from 1899-1917 directed by Robert Koldewey. The Vorderasiatisches Museum, part of the Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Stone relief sculptured panel of a a bird hunt. Inv AO 19886 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC.  Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris
  • Stone relief sculptured panel of a a bird hunt. Inv AO 19886 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC.  Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris
  • Stone relief sculptured panel of a a bird hunt. Inv AO 19886 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC.  Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris
  • Stone relief sculptured panel of a a bird hunt. Inv AO 19886 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC.  Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris
  • Stone relief sculptured panel of a a bird hunt. Inv AO 19886 from Dur Sharrukin the palace of Assyrian king Sargon II at Khorsabad, 713-706 BC.  Louvre Museum Room 4 , Paris
  • A bird from the 3rd century Roman mosaic villa floor from Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel. The Roman floor mosaic of Lod is the largest and best preserved mosaic floor from the levant region along the eastern Mediterranean coast. It is unclear whether the owners were Jewish, Christian or pagan but either way they would have been wealthy to own such a magnificent floor. The Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Centre, Lod, Israel.
  • A bird from the 3rd century Roman mosaic villa floor from Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel. The Roman floor mosaic of Lod is the largest and best preserved mosaic floor from the levant region along the eastern Mediterranean coast. It is unclear whether the owners were Jewish, Christian or pagan but either way they would have been wealthy to own such a magnificent floor. The Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Centre, Lod, Israel.
  • Roman mosaic with cat and ducks. From the Roman villa on Via Ardeatina, next to Cecchignola, Rome. This Roman mosaic floor panel represents a cat trying to catch a bird in flight and two ducks, one of which is holding a lotus flower in its beak. The style is similar to Hellenistic paintings. The mosaic was found in the triclinium of a Roman villa dating from the first quarter of the 1st century AD and features a central panel using a style known as “opus Vermiculatum” or small tiles to give a greater detail to the mosaic. inv 124137 National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • 9th century BC stone Neo-Hittite/ Aramaean Orthostats from Palace Temple of the Aramaean city of Tell Halaf in northeastern Syria close to the Turkish border. The Orthostats are in a Neo Hittite style and depict a mythical Bird. Pergamon Museum, Berlin
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 62 - sculpture of a large bird of prey. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Roman mosaic of a Phoenix, From Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, Antakya, Turkey, 6th century AD. Marble blocks and glass paste cubes. The phoenix is a mythical bird associated with the sun. A phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix was subsequently adopted as a symbol in Early Christianity.In the mosaic it is perched rock above a background of rose buds and is bordered by a pair of facing rams. inv 3342, restored in 1936 by the Louvre Museum, Paris
  • Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 1
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey.Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 2
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Ancora Archaeological Museum. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 3
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 6
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 4
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey.  A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail. An Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations exhibit.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey.  A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail . An Ankara Museum of Anatolian Civilizations exhibit.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens. <br />
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Against a white background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens. <br />
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Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens. <br />
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Against a grey art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens. <br />
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Against a brown art background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens. <br />
<br />
Against a white background.
  • Photo of Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens. <br />
<br />
Against a black background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens. <br />
<br />
Against a grey art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens. <br />
<br />
Against a brown art background.
  • Hittite relief sculpted orthostat stone panel of Herald's Wall Basalt, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 B.C. Bird-headed, winged figures of human body. Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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These figures are called as "Winged Griffin Demons". Embossing is constructed symmetrically. Their hands are on their heads. It is assumed that they carry the heavens.
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian terra cotta pottery vessel with a strainer and long pouring lip, decorated with geometric designs and images of animals and birds, from Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 9th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Pictures of a Roman mosaics with medallions containing mosaic birds, fishes and fruit, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, house in the M'Barek R'Haiem area. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a Nile scene with birds and pigmies, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD, . El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting a Nile scene with birds and pigmies, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus, Bir Zid area. 2nd century AD, . El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a black background
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an art background
  • Picture of a Roman Dionysiac mosaics design depicting masks and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Silenus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting shells and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Selinus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting shells and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Selinus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a white background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting shells and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Selinus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting shells and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Selinus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting shells and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Selinus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting shells and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Selinus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting shells and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Selinus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a balck background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting shells and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Selinus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against an artbackground
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting shells and birds, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD, House of Selinus. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia. Against a grey background
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting wreaths running around medallions of birds and fishes, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting wreaths running around medallions of birds and fishes, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting wreaths running around medallions of birds and fishes, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting wreaths running around medallions of birds and fishes, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting wreaths running around medallions of birds and fishes, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • Picture of a Roman mosaics design depicting wreaths running around medallions of birds and fishes, from the ancient Roman city of Thysdrus. 3rd century AD. El Djem Archaeological Museum, El Djem, Tunisia.
  • wide shot of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by geese in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by geese in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by pigeons in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Close up picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Small Circus depicting Roman boys riding small chariots pulled by birds in a small circus, The Vestibule of The Smnall Circus, room no 41  at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Roman mosaic know as the Small Circus at the Villa Romana del Casale depicts a scene of a chariot race from the Circus Maximus in Rome. Two wheeled chariots, driven by children,  are racing around a central Pina (barrier) being drawn by fowl and web footed birds. The four chariots represent the four factions that raced against each other at the Circus and the tunics of the cild charioteers and the birds pulling their chariots are distinguished by the four different colours used by each faction.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, African birds are loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
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The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Wide picture of the Roman mosaics of the room of the Ten Bikini Girls, African birds are loaded onto a ship, room no 30, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, African birds are loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
<br />
The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Ambulatory of the Great Hunt Roman mosaic, African birds are loaded onto a ship, room no 28, at the Villa Romana del Casale, first quarter of the 4th century AD. Sicily, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.<br />
<br />
The Great Hunt ambulatory is around 60 meters long (200 Roman feet) and connects the master’s northern apartments with the triclinium in the south. The door in the centre of the the Great Hunt ambulatory leads to audience hall. <br />
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The Great Hunt Roman mosaic depicts African animals being hunted and put onto ships to be taken to the Colosseum.
  • Fresco of a scene in which a pair of Cranes stand opposite two wild deer. The head of one of the birds is missing. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara

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