• Mycenaean silver cup from the Tomb 78 of the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. White Background.<br />
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This Mycenaean silver cup has a repousse  scale pattern with wish bone handles. Cat No 3121. 16th Cent BC
  • Mycenaean silver cup from the Tomb 78 of the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens.<br />
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This Mycenaean silver cup has a repousse  scale pattern with wish bone handles. Cat No 3121. 16th Cent BC
  • Mycenaean silver cup from the Tomb 78 of the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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This Mycenaean silver cup has a repousse  scale pattern with wish bone handles. Cat No 3121. 16th Cent BC
  • Mycenaean silver cup from the Tomb 78 of the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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This Mycenaean silver cup has a repousse  scale pattern with wish bone handles. Cat No 3121. 16th Cent BC
  • Mycenaean silver cup from the Tomb 78 of the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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This Mycenaean silver cup has a repousse  scale pattern with wish bone handles. Cat No 3121. 16th Cent BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  White Background.<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  Grey Background<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens . Black Background<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens . <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  Grey art Background <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a gray background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey. Against a warm art background
  • Bronze Age Hattian ceremonial standard known as "Sun Disks" in silver from a possible Bronze Age Royal grave (2500 BC to 2250 BC) - Alacahoyuk - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara, Turkey
  • Old silver zippo
  • Table setting of starter - Charcutterie - Main Course - Salmon Steak - Dessert - Pavlova
  • Electrum, gold silver alloy, Mycenaean death mask from Grave delta and Gamma, Grave Circle B, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.
  • Electrum, gold silver alloy, Mycenaean death mask from Grave delta and Gamma, Grave Circle B, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background
  • Electrum, gold silver alloy, Mycenaean death mask from Grave delta and Gamma, Grave Circle B, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background
  • Electrum, gold silver alloy, Mycenaean death mask from Grave delta and Gamma, Grave Circle B, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Electrum, gold silver alloy, Mycenaean death mask from Grave delta and Gamma, Grave Circle B, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens
  • Etruscan embossed silver phiale or patera, or wine drinking bowl, end of 4th century B.C. inv 132265,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , white background
  • Etruscan embossed silver phiale or patera, or wine drinking bowl, end of 4th century B.C. inv 132265,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , black background
  • Etruscan embossed silver phiale or patera, or wine drinking bowl, end of 4th century B.C. inv 132265,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy
  • Etruscan embossed silver phiale or patera, or wine drinking bowl, end of 4th century B.C. inv 132265,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy , against grey
  • Etruscan embossed silver phiale or patera, or wine drinking bowl, end of 4th century B.C. inv 132265,  National Archaeological Museum Florence, Italy  , grey art background
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • The Minoan 'Cup Bearer' from the 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The 'Cup Bearer' depicts a youth with long black hair, a naked torso and a richly decorated kilt carrying a large silver rhuyhon ceremonial vessel. This large Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • The Minoan 'Cup Bearer' from the 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The 'Cup Bearer' depicts a youth with long black hair, a naked torso and a richly decorated kilt carrying a large silver rhuyhon ceremonial vessel. This large Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • The Minoan 'Cup Bearer' from the 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The 'Cup Bearer' depicts a youth with long black hair, a naked torso and a richly decorated kilt carrying a large silver rhuyhon ceremonial vessel. This large Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • The Minoan 'Cup Bearer' from the 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background. <br />
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The 'Cup Bearer' depicts a youth with long black hair, a naked torso and a richly decorated kilt carrying a large silver rhuyhon ceremonial vessel. This large Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • The Minoan 'Cup Bearer' from the 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The 'Cup Bearer' depicts a youth with long black hair, a naked torso and a richly decorated kilt carrying a large silver rhuyhon ceremonial vessel. This large Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • The Minoan 'Cup Bearer' from the 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The 'Cup Bearer' depicts a youth with long black hair, a naked torso and a richly decorated kilt carrying a large silver rhuyhon ceremonial vessel. This large Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • The Minoan 'Cup Bearer' from the 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background. <br />
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The 'Cup Bearer' depicts a youth with long black hair, a naked torso and a richly decorated kilt carrying a large silver rhuyhon ceremonial vessel. This large Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom D  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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This bedroom has a decoration very similar to that of cubiculum B in its arrangement and the use of cinnabar red. At the rear of the alcove three women perform a sacrificial ceremony in a rustic shrine. The walls of the antechamber have scenes of lovers, and most of the other pictures have to do with female life. Here carefully rendered details (attendants, handmaidens, furniture, glass and silver vessels) provide invaluable information on domestic life. There are also Egyptianizing elements, lotus flowers, sphinxes, and exotic landscapes. On the second column of the right wall is the inscription, in Greek, Seleukos made this, presumably the name of a Greek who was one of the artisans. The vaulted ceiling, in pure white stucco, has reliefs of initiation rites into the mysteries, idyllic landscapes with sacred elements, and combats between fantastic animals. The decorative scheme of the two bedrooms owes its inspiration to the deities Aphrodite and Dionysos. A fragment of geometric mosaic in black and white can be attributed to bedroom D on the basis of a contemporary watercolor.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom D  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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This bedroom has a decoration very similar to that of cubiculum B in its arrangement and the use of cinnabar red. At the rear of the alcove three women perform a sacrificial ceremony in a rustic shrine. The walls of the antechamber have scenes of lovers, and most of the other pictures have to do with female life. Here carefully rendered details (attendants, handmaidens, furniture, glass and silver vessels) provide invaluable information on domestic life. There are also Egyptianizing elements, lotus flowers, sphinxes, and exotic landscapes. On the second column of the right wall is the inscription, in Greek, Seleukos made this, presumably the name of a Greek who was one of the artisans. The vaulted ceiling, in pure white stucco, has reliefs of initiation rites into the mysteries, idyllic landscapes with sacred elements, and combats between fantastic animals. The decorative scheme of the two bedrooms owes its inspiration to the deities Aphrodite and Dionysos. A fragment of geometric mosaic in black and white can be attributed to bedroom D on the basis of a contemporary watercolor.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of Bedroom D  of the Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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This bedroom has a decoration very similar to that of cubiculum B in its arrangement and the use of cinnabar red. At the rear of the alcove three women perform a sacrificial ceremony in a rustic shrine. The walls of the antechamber have scenes of lovers, and most of the other pictures have to do with female life. Here carefully rendered details (attendants, handmaidens, furniture, glass and silver vessels) provide invaluable information on domestic life. There are also Egyptianizing elements, lotus flowers, sphinxes, and exotic landscapes. On the second column of the right wall is the inscription, in Greek, Seleukos made this, presumably the name of a Greek who was one of the artisans. The vaulted ceiling, in pure white stucco, has reliefs of initiation rites into the mysteries, idyllic landscapes with sacred elements, and combats between fantastic animals. The decorative scheme of the two bedrooms owes its inspiration to the deities Aphrodite and Dionysos. A fragment of geometric mosaic in black and white can be attributed to bedroom D on the basis of a contemporary watercolor.
  • The Kilamuwa Stela a stele of King Kilamuwa, from the Kingdom of Sam'al. The stele is a 16-line text in Phoenician. King Kilamuwa is shown standing on the upper left and addressing four Canaanite god-insignias with his right arm and finger. His left hand is draped at his left side holding a wilted lotus flower, a symbol of a king's death. He is dressed in king's regalia with hat, and his figure stands at the beginning of the first nine lines of the text.. Basalt  9th-century BC. Vorderasiatisches Museum, Pergamon Museum, Berlin.  The text reads "I am Kilamuwa, the son of King Haya'. King Gabar reigned over Ya'diya-(Sam'al) but achieved nothing.<br />
Then came Bamah, and he achieved nothing.<br />
My own father, Haya', did nothing with his reign.<br />
My brother, Sha'il, also did nothing.<br />
It was I, Kilamuwa...who managed to do what none of my ancestors had.<br />
My father's kingdom was beset by powerful, predatory kings, all holding out their hands, demanding to be fed.<br />
But I raged amongst them like a fire, burning their beards and consuming their outstretched hands.<br />
Only the Danunian kings overmastered me; I had to call on the King of Assyria to assist me...<br />
I, Kilamuwa, the son of Haya', ascended my father's throne.<br />
Under their previous kings, the [people] had howled like dogs.<br />
But I was a father, a mother and a brother to them.<br />
I gave gold, silver and cattle to men who had never so much as seen the face of a sheep before.<br />
Those who had never even seen linen all their lives I clothed in byssus-cloth from head to foot.<br />
I took the [people] by the hand and in their souls they looked to me just as the orphan looks to his mother."<br />
"Whoever of my sons comes after me and interferes with this inscription, may he be dishonoured among the people...<br />
And if anyone should damage this inscription,<br />
Let Gabar's god Ba'al-Samad destroy his head,<br />
And let Bamah's god Ba'al Hamon destroy his head..."<br />
Together with Reχub-ʾEl, the Lord of the Palace
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.
  • Medieval Christian relief Icon depicting scenes from the Nativity, A central ivory panel surrounded by beaten silver border. From Constantinople, 11th or 12th century. Inv. OA 11399, The Louvre Museum, Paris.

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