• Minoan clay round offering table with a high base and large cup with a goddess with 2 priestesses depiction , Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan clay round offering table with a high base and large cup with a goddess with 2 priestesses depiction , Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan clay round offering table with a high base and large cup with a goddess with 2 priestesses depiction , Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan clay round offering table with a high base and large cup with a goddess with 2 priestesses depiction , Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay round offering table with a high base and large cup with a goddess with 2 priestesses depiction , Phaistos 1800-1650 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Vegetables being prepared on a cottage kitchen table stock photos
  • Sauteed Yellow Oyster mushroom with Cavatappi pasta also known as cellentani, amori, spirali, tortiglioni, or fusilli rigati
  • Wiild  chanterelle or girolle (Cantharellus cibarius), Pied de Mouton Mushrooms (hydnum repandum) or hedgehog mushrooms, Pied Bleu of blue foot mushrooms (Clitocybe nuda) with spaghetti
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushrooms sauteed in butter and served on sour dough toast with wild rocket
  • Arrangement of vegetables sculpted into flowers
  • Arrangement of vegetables sculpted into flowers
  • Arrangement of vegetables sculpted into flowers
  • Arrangement of vegetables sculpted into flowers
  • Arrangement of vegetables sculpted into flowers
  • Arrangement of vegetables sculpted into flowers
  • Arrangement of vegetables sculpted into flowers
  • Red snapper, herrings with a bottle of wine in a kitchen with paint effect
  • French Cafe seen through a steamy window
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Meretsesger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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The stele is divided into 3 registers. In the top section 2 wedjat eyes with shen sign above 3 zigzag lines indicating water are depicted. The second, largest register, is divided into 12 horizontal strips. Each is occupied by a coloured snake facing to the right.In the bottom register 3 columns of hieroglyphic text worship the goddess Meretseger: "life, strength and health to the ka and the lady of the house Wab, the justified." To the right of the text the deceased woman is kneeling with her hands raised in adoration. She  wears a white robe. A lotus flower is placed on top of her wig. Behind her head there are 4 hieroglyphic signs that form the phrase "at peace". To the right of the scene there is an offering table with a vessel flanked by a bunch of lotus flowers. Below the table there are 2 vessels on pedestals.
  • Photo of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 BC.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The figure sitting on a stool to the left of the table holds a goblet in his right hand which he raised upwards. Behind, there is a servant with a fan in his hand. On the other side of the table is another servant waits with a vessel in the hands. The rightmost figure plays a Saz (a stringed musical instrument) with the tassel on the handle. <br />
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On a brown art background.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 BC.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The figure sitting on a stool to the left of the table holds a goblet in his right hand which he raised upwards. Behind, there is a servant with a fan in his hand. On the other side of the table is another servant waits with a vessel in the hands. The rightmost figure plays a Saz (a stringed musical instrument) with the tassel on the handle. <br />
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On a black background.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Meretsesger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
<br />
The stele is divided into 3 registers. In the top section 2 wedjat eyes with shen sign above 3 zigzag lines indicating water are depicted. The second, largest register, is divided into 12 horizontal strips. Each is occupied by a coloured snake facing to the right.In the bottom register 3 columns of hieroglyphic text worship the goddess Meretseger: "life, strength and health to the ka and the lady of the house Wab, the justified." To the right of the text the deceased woman is kneeling with her hands raised in adoration. She  wears a white robe. A lotus flower is placed on top of her wig. Behind her head there are 4 hieroglyphic signs that form the phrase "at peace". To the right of the scene there is an offering table with a vessel flanked by a bunch of lotus flowers. Below the table there are 2 vessels on pedestals.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Meretsesger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
<br />
The stele is divided into 3 registers. In the top section 2 wedjat eyes with shen sign above 3 zigzag lines indicating water are depicted. The second, largest register, is divided into 12 horizontal strips. Each is occupied by a coloured snake facing to the right.In the bottom register 3 columns of hieroglyphic text worship the goddess Meretseger: "life, strength and health to the ka and the lady of the house Wab, the justified." To the right of the text the deceased woman is kneeling with her hands raised in adoration. She  wears a white robe. A lotus flower is placed on top of her wig. Behind her head there are 4 hieroglyphic signs that form the phrase "at peace". To the right of the scene there is an offering table with a vessel flanked by a bunch of lotus flowers. Below the table there are 2 vessels on pedestals.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Meretsesger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
The stele is divided into 3 registers. In the top section 2 wedjat eyes with shen sign above 3 zigzag lines indicating water are depicted. The second, largest register, is divided into 12 horizontal strips. Each is occupied by a coloured snake facing to the right.In the bottom register 3 columns of hieroglyphic text worship the goddess Meretseger: "life, strength and health to the ka and the lady of the house Wab, the justified." To the right of the text the deceased woman is kneeling with her hands raised in adoration. She  wears a white robe. A lotus flower is placed on top of her wig. Behind her head there are 4 hieroglyphic signs that form the phrase "at peace". To the right of the scene there is an offering table with a vessel flanked by a bunch of lotus flowers. Below the table there are 2 vessels on pedestals.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele dedicated to Meretsesger, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
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The stele is divided into 3 registers. In the top section 2 wedjat eyes with shen sign above 3 zigzag lines indicating water are depicted. The second, largest register, is divided into 12 horizontal strips. Each is occupied by a coloured snake facing to the right.In the bottom register 3 columns of hieroglyphic text worship the goddess Meretseger: "life, strength and health to the ka and the lady of the house Wab, the justified." To the right of the text the deceased woman is kneeling with her hands raised in adoration. She  wears a white robe. A lotus flower is placed on top of her wig. Behind her head there are 4 hieroglyphic signs that form the phrase "at peace". To the right of the scene there is an offering table with a vessel flanked by a bunch of lotus flowers. Below the table there are 2 vessels on pedestals.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 BC.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The figure sitting on a stool to the left of the table holds a goblet in his right hand which he raised upwards. Behind, there is a servant with a fan in his hand. On the other side of the table is another servant waits with a vessel in the hands. The rightmost figure plays a Saz (a stringed musical instrument) with the tassel on the handle. <br />
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On a white background.
  • Picture & image of Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 BC.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The figure sitting on a stool to the left of the table holds a goblet in his right hand which he raised upwards. Behind, there is a servant with a fan in his hand. On the other side of the table is another servant waits with a vessel in the hands. The rightmost figure plays a Saz (a stringed musical instrument) with the tassel on the handle. <br />
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On a gray background.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpted orthostat stone panel from Water Gate Limestone, Karkamıs, (Kargamıs), Carchemish (Karkemish), 900-700 BC.  Anatolian Civilisations Museum, Ankara, Turkey.<br />
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The figure sitting on a stool to the left of the table holds a goblet in his right hand which he raised upwards. Behind, there is a servant with a fan in his hand. On the other side of the table is another servant waits with a vessel in the hands. The rightmost figure plays a Saz (a stringed musical instrument) with the tassel on the handle. <br />
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On a grey art background.
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC -  Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara, Turkey.. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC -  Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara, Turkey.
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian table base support decorated with ivory roaring lion statuettes. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a white background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a black background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against an art background
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Selective colour image of an bar table, Paris,  photographed by Paul Williams
  • Selective colour image of a pub table, Aldeburgh,  photographed by Paul Williams
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey.
  • Phrygian ivory statuette carved as a roaring lion lying down from a table base decoration. From Gordion. Phrygian Collection, 8th-7th century BC - Museum of Anatolian Civilisations Ankara. Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Selective colour image of an bar table, Paris,  photographed by Paul Williams
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
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In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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On this round-topped stele, the deceased Pashed, <br />
"excellent spirit of Ra", akh-ikr, is pictured left, <br />
seated on a chair with lion's paws, smelling the lotus <br />
flower. The offering table holds a basket containing <br />
various offerings. A large open pomegranate, containing <br />
a great quantity of seeds, appears under the chair. The <br />
colours on this stele are well preserved.<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. .<br />
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Khonsu sits on a cube-like throne and wears the solar disc and half-moon on his head. He faces an offering table piled with food and flowers. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: "Khonsu-in-Thebes, Neferhotep. Protection, life, stability and power surround him, like Ra. Libation for your ka with bread, beer, oxen and fowl."Lower register depicts two men kneeling in adoration. They face to the left: Nebre, whose title is kedw sesh "draughtsman" and his son, Amenemope."Give praise to Khonsu-in-Thebes by the scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth Nebra, justified in peace, he loved his son, Amenemope, justified".In the bottom register are the "Draughtsman-scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth", Nebre, and his son, Amenemope"
  • Ancient Egyptian stele odedicated to Amon Re the "good Ram" by foreman Baki, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1290-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1549. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background. Reign of Ramesses II.<br />
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This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted <br />
in several colours. The pictorial plane is divided into two <br />
registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each <br />
other. The animals, with cobras rising on their foreheads, <br />
wear tall headdresses composed of two tall plumes with a <br />
solar disk at the centre. Between them is a small offering <br />
table with lotus flowers. The mirror image hieroglyphic <br />
inscription refers to the rams and reveals their divine <br />
nature as that of Amun-Ra. In the register below, <br />
foreman Baki is shown in the pose of adoration.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele odedicated to Amon Re the "good Ram" by foreman Baki, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1290-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1549. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Reign of Ramesses II.<br />
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This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted <br />
in several colours. The pictorial plane is divided into two <br />
registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each <br />
other. The animals, with cobras rising on their foreheads, <br />
wear tall headdresses composed of two tall plumes with a <br />
solar disk at the centre. Between them is a small offering <br />
table with lotus flowers. The mirror image hieroglyphic <br />
inscription refers to the rams and reveals their divine <br />
nature as that of Amun-Ra. In the register below, <br />
foreman Baki is shown in the pose of adoration.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with arches decoration, Grave V, Grave Circle A Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. White background.<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with spiral decorations, Grave V, Grave Circle A,  Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele showing Akhenaten and Nefertiti in front of an offering table. Ancient Egypt 18th Dynasty, 1345 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 17813.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele showing Akhenaten and Nefertiti in front of an offering table. Ancient Egypt 18th Dynasty, 1345 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 17813.
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture, an allegory of an athletic contest [ Agon ]  Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. The pillar with a bearded head on it is Hermes the god of the gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victiry with a ribbon on a prize table. Two winged baby Eros figures are stuggling over a palm branch acting out the idea of a contest. The youthful figure is Agon himself who holds a palm of victory
  • Organic eggs on a country kitchen table
  • Oriental vegetarian stir fry being lifted  by chop sticks in a table setting with rice & a chilli dipping sauce
  • Table setting of starter - Charcutterie - Main Course - Salmon Steak - Dessert - Pavlova
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
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In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
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In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. . Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
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In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele didicated to the swallow and cat by Nebra, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1292-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina, Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Drovetti Cat No 1591.<br />
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In the top register of this votive stele a swallow  (Hirundinidae) is shown perched on top of a shrine. An offering table is placed in front of it on the right side. The bird is called "the good swallow". In the lower register Nakhamun and Khay, Nebre's two sons, kneel in adoration in front of a large cat. They both hold a bouquet in their right hand, the left hand is raised in adoration before the good cat" (Houlihan,1996,87). The swallow and the cat both represent two minor deities, Menet and Tamit, who are  closely connected with the region of the Theban necropolis. It is unusual that this stele has been dedicated by Nebre, the royal craftsman, without him being depicted.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background, <br />
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On this round-topped stele, the deceased Pashed, <br />
"excellent spirit of Ra", akh-ikr, is pictured left, <br />
seated on a chair with lion's paws, smelling the lotus <br />
flower. The offering table holds a basket containing <br />
various offerings. A large open pomegranate, containing <br />
a great quantity of seeds, appears under the chair. The <br />
colours on this stele are well preserved.<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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On this round-topped stele, the deceased Pashed, <br />
"excellent spirit of Ra", akh-ikr, is pictured left, <br />
seated on a chair with lion's paws, smelling the lotus <br />
flower. The offering table holds a basket containing <br />
various offerings. A large open pomegranate, containing <br />
a great quantity of seeds, appears under the chair. The <br />
colours on this stele are well preserved.<br />
<br />
Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
On this round-topped stele, the deceased Pashed, <br />
"excellent spirit of Ra", akh-ikr, is pictured left, <br />
seated on a chair with lion's paws, smelling the lotus <br />
flower. The offering table holds a basket containing <br />
various offerings. A large open pomegranate, containing <br />
a great quantity of seeds, appears under the chair. The <br />
colours on this stele are well preserved.<br />
<br />
Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. <br />
<br />
On this round-topped stele, the deceased Pashed, <br />
"excellent spirit of Ra", akh-ikr, is pictured left, <br />
seated on a chair with lion's paws, smelling the lotus <br />
flower. The offering table holds a basket containing <br />
various offerings. A large open pomegranate, containing <br />
a great quantity of seeds, appears under the chair. The <br />
colours on this stele are well preserved.<br />
<br />
Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele. The individual is smelling a lotus flower. One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches.
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background, <br />
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Khonsu sits on a cube-like throne and wears the solar disc and half-moon on his head. He faces an offering table piled with food and flowers. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: "Khonsu-in-Thebes, Neferhotep. Protection, life, stability and power surround him, like Ra. Libation for your ka with bread, beer, oxen and fowl."Lower register depicts two men kneeling in adoration. They face to the left: Nebre, whose title is kedw sesh "draughtsman" and his son, Amenemope."Give praise to Khonsu-in-Thebes by the scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth Nebra, justified in peace, he loved his son, Amenemope, justified".In the bottom register are the "Draughtsman-scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth", Nebre, and his son, Amenemope"<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele.One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
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Khonsu sits on a cube-like throne and wears the solar disc and half-moon on his head. He faces an offering table piled with food and flowers. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: "Khonsu-in-Thebes, Neferhotep. Protection, life, stability and power surround him, like Ra. Libation for your ka with bread, beer, oxen and fowl."Lower register depicts two men kneeling in adoration. They face to the left: Nebre, whose title is kedw sesh "draughtsman" and his son, Amenemope."Give praise to Khonsu-in-Thebes by the scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth Nebra, justified in peace, he loved his son, Amenemope, justified".In the bottom register are the "Draughtsman-scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth", Nebre, and his son, Amenemope"<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele.One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Khonsu sits on a cube-like throne and wears the solar disc and half-moon on his head. He faces an offering table piled with food and flowers. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: "Khonsu-in-Thebes, Neferhotep. Protection, life, stability and power surround him, like Ra. Libation for your ka with bread, beer, oxen and fowl."Lower register depicts two men kneeling in adoration. They face to the left: Nebre, whose title is kedw sesh "draughtsman" and his son, Amenemope."Give praise to Khonsu-in-Thebes by the scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth Nebra, justified in peace, he loved his son, Amenemope, justified".In the bottom register are the "Draughtsman-scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth", Nebre, and his son, Amenemope"<br />
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Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele.One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches
  • Ancient Egyptian Ra stele , limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1279-1190 BC), Deir el-Medina,  Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
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Khonsu sits on a cube-like throne and wears the solar disc and half-moon on his head. He faces an offering table piled with food and flowers. The hieroglyphic inscription reads: "Khonsu-in-Thebes, Neferhotep. Protection, life, stability and power surround him, like Ra. Libation for your ka with bread, beer, oxen and fowl."Lower register depicts two men kneeling in adoration. They face to the left: Nebre, whose title is kedw sesh "draughtsman" and his son, Amenemope."Give praise to Khonsu-in-Thebes by the scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth Nebra, justified in peace, he loved his son, Amenemope, justified".In the bottom register are the "Draughtsman-scribe of Amun in the Place of Truth", Nebre, and his son, Amenemope" Akh iqer en Ra " the excellent spirit of Ra' stele.<br />
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One of three stele forund in different rooms of houses in Deir el-Medina where they stood in niches
  • Ancient Egyptian stele odedicated to Amon Re the "good Ram" by foreman Baki, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1290-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1549. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background,. Reign of Ramesses II.<br />
<br />
This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted <br />
in several colours. The pictorial plane is divided into two <br />
registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each <br />
other. The animals, with cobras rising on their foreheads, <br />
wear tall headdresses composed of two tall plumes with a <br />
solar disk at the centre. Between them is a small offering <br />
table with lotus flowers. The mirror image hieroglyphic <br />
inscription refers to the rams and reveals their divine <br />
nature as that of Amun-Ra. In the register below, <br />
foreman Baki is shown in the pose of adoration.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele odedicated to Amon Re the "good Ram" by foreman Baki, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1290-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1549. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background. Reign of Ramesses II.<br />
<br />
This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted <br />
in several colours. The pictorial plane is divided into two <br />
registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each <br />
other. The animals, with cobras rising on their foreheads, <br />
wear tall headdresses composed of two tall plumes with a <br />
solar disk at the centre. Between them is a small offering <br />
table with lotus flowers. The mirror image hieroglyphic <br />
inscription refers to the rams and reveals their divine <br />
nature as that of Amun-Ra. In the register below, <br />
foreman Baki is shown in the pose of adoration.
  • Ancient Egyptian stele odedicated to Amon Re the "good Ram" by foreman Baki, limestone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1290-1213 BC), Deir el-Medina, Drovetti cat 1549. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Reign of Ramesses II.<br />
<br />
This round-topped stele is carved in low relief and painted <br />
in several colours. The pictorial plane is divided into two <br />
registers, the upper one containing two rams facing each <br />
other. The animals, with cobras rising on their foreheads, <br />
wear tall headdresses composed of two tall plumes with a <br />
solar disk at the centre. Between them is a small offering <br />
table with lotus flowers. The mirror image hieroglyphic <br />
inscription refers to the rams and reveals their divine <br />
nature as that of Amun-Ra. In the register below, <br />
foreman Baki is shown in the pose of adoration.
  • Cycladic 'Kastri Group' tea pot.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6104 1-3. Black background.<br />
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<br />
The 'Kastri Group' from Syros (2500-2300 BC) coincides with the introdution of anatolian shpes of table ware and with the use of the ceramic wheel. The pottery is dark burnished with incised motifs<br />
<br />
During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic 'Kastri Group' tea pot.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6104 1-3.  White background.<br />
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<br />
The 'Kastri Group' from Syros (2500-2300 BC) coincides with the introdution of anatolian shpes of table ware and with the use of the ceramic wheel. The pottery is dark burnished with incised motifs<br />
<br />
During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic 'Kastri Group' tea pot.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6104 1-3.<br />
<br />
The 'Kastri Group' from Syros (2500-2300 BC) coincides with the introdution of anatolian shpes of table ware and with the use of the ceramic wheel. The pottery is dark burnished with incised motifs<br />
<br />
During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic 'Kastri Group' tea pot.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6104 1-3.<br />
<br />
The 'Kastri Group' from Syros (2500-2300 BC) coincides with the introdution of anatolian shpes of table ware and with the use of the ceramic wheel. The pottery is dark burnished with incised motifs<br />
<br />
During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic 'Kastri Group' tea pot.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6104 1-3.  Gray background.<br />
<br />
<br />
The 'Kastri Group' from Syros (2500-2300 BC) coincides with the introdution of anatolian shpes of table ware and with the use of the ceramic wheel. The pottery is dark burnished with incised motifs<br />
<br />
During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with arches decoration, Grave V, Grave Circle A Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Black Background<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with arches decoration, Grave V, Grave Circle A Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Grey Background<br />
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<br />
An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with arches decoration, Grave V, Grave Circle A Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.<br />
<br />
An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with arches decoration, Grave V, Grave Circle A Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Art Background<br />
<br />
An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
<br />
An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
<br />
An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with spiral decorations, Grave V, Grave Circle A,  Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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<br />
An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with spiral decorations, Grave V, Grave Circle A,  Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
<br />
An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with spiral decorations, Grave V, Grave Circle A,  Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with spiral decorations, Grave V, Grave Circle A,  Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
<br />
An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a white background.<br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a white background.<br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
<br />
The scene is an allegory of the athletic contest (or agon). The pillar was a beareded head of Hermes the god of the Gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victory and a prize table with victory ribbon on it. Two winged baby Eros figures are struggling over a palm branch ( mostly broken): they act out the idea of contest, which is personified in the youthful figure behind. He hold another palm of victory: he is Agon himself.
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Roman fresco wall decorations of the Triclinium C, Villa Farnesia, Rome. Museo Nazionale Romano ( National Roman Museum), Rome, Italy.<br />
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In the center of the dining room was a table, with three couches (klinai in Greek, hence the name "triclinium") on which the diners reclined as they ate. The southern exposure of the room and its main color suggest it was meant to be used in the winter. The architect Vitruvius, writing in the 1st century after Christ, recommends a dark background that will absorb heat to make the rooms warmer in cold weather. The black color (atramentum), made from a mixture of charcoal and glue, was resistant to smoke from the fire and soot from the lamps. On the dark background delicate landscapes are painted in light colors: cityscapes with buildings, arches, and gateways, and rural scenes showing huts, animals, and rustic shrines. The lavish decoration is broken up by slender columns festooned with ivy. The capitals are crowned by graceful female figures (caryatids). A frieze at eye level has scenes in which the same figures keep reappearing: popular tales depicted in a lively fashion. The scenes of the frieze start with the rear of the right wall. Also on this wall, near the doorway. can be seen a restoration made in antiquity to close off another entrance. We can identify a part of the polychrome mosaic pavement of this room. with meanders and stacked cubes rendered in perspective. The modem arrangement does not reproduce the or final. but is intended to suggest the effect of the pavement in the room
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele showing Akhenaten and Nefertiti in front of an offering table. Ancient Egypt 18th Dynasty, 1345 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 17813.
  • Ancient Egyptian limestone funerary stele showing Akhenaten and Nefertiti in front of an offering table. Ancient Egypt 18th Dynasty, 1345 BC. Neues Museum Berlin Cat No: AM 17813.
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • "The Bedroom of Francis II". The room furnished with a four poster bed, chest of drawers and table in the Empire Style in mahogany & gilt. The vaulted ceiling is freaked with an allegory of the victory of Napoleon over the Bourbons: the Glory of Thesus slaying the Minataur, by Giuseppe Cammarano  .  The Bourbon Kings of Naples Royal Palace of Caserta, Italy.
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture, an allegory of an athletic contest [ Agon ]  Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. The pillar with a bearded head on it is Hermes the god of the gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victiry with a ribbon on a prize table. Two winged baby Eros figures are stuggling over a palm branch acting out the idea of a contest. The youthful figure is Agon himself who holds a palm of victory
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture, an allegory of an athletic contest [ Agon ]  Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. The pillar with a bearded head on it is Hermes the god of the gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victiry with a ribbon on a prize table. Two winged baby Eros figures are stuggling over a palm branch acting out the idea of a contest. The youthful figure is Agon himself who holds a palm of victory
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture, an allegory of an athletic contest [ Agon ]  Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. The pillar with a bearded head on it is Hermes the god of the gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victiry with a ribbon on a prize table. Two winged baby Eros figures are stuggling over a palm branch acting out the idea of a contest. The youthful figure is Agon himself who holds a palm of victory
  • Tombstone showing an aold women sitting at her table,  The  Merry Cemetery ( Cimitirul Vesel ),  Săpânţa, Maramares, Northern Transylvania, Romania.  The naive folk art style of the tombstones created by woodcarver  Stan Ioan Pătraş (1909 - 1977) who created in his lifetime over 700 colourfully painted wooden tombstones with small relief portrait carvings of the deceased or with scenes depicting them at work or play or surprisingly showing the violent accident that killed them. Each tombstone has an inscription about the person, sometimes a light hearted  limerick in Romanian.
  • Tombstone of a house wife sitting at her table,   The  Merry Cemetery ( Cimitirul Vesel ),  Săpânţa, Maramares, Northern Transylvania, Romania.  The naive folk art style of the tombstones created by woodcarver  Stan Ioan Pătraş (1909 - 1977) who created in his lifetime over 700 colourfully painted wooden tombstones with small relief portrait carvings of the deceased or with scenes depicting them at work or play or surprisingly showing the violent accident that killed them. Each tombstone has an inscription about the person, sometimes a light hearted  limerick in Romanian.
  • Oriental vegetarian stir fry being lifted  by chop sticks in a table setting with rice & a chilli dipping sauce
  • Meat Balls on spghetti with a tomato, basil & shalott sauce with a green salad in a table setting.
  • Landscape of Cantaloupe Melon Slice, on a pine table in a kitchen
  • Landscape of Cantaloupe Melon Slice, on a pine table in a kitchen
  • Landscape of Cantaloupe Melon Slice, on a pine table in a kitchen
  • red apples on a country kitchen table
  • red apples on a country kitchen table
  • red apples on a country kitchen table
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture, an allegory of an athletic contest [ Agon ]  Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. The pillar with a bearded head on it is Hermes the god of the gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victiry with a ribbon on a prize table. Two winged baby Eros figures are stuggling over a palm branch acting out the idea of a contest. The youthful figure is Agon himself who holds a palm of victory
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture, an allegory of an athletic contest [ Agon ]  Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. The pillar with a bearded head on it is Hermes the god of the gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victiry with a ribbon on a prize table. Two winged baby Eros figures are stuggling over a palm branch acting out the idea of a contest. The youthful figure is Agon himself who holds a palm of victory
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture, an allegory of an athletic contest [ Agon ]  Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. The pillar with a bearded head on it is Hermes the god of the gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victiry with a ribbon on a prize table. Two winged baby Eros figures are stuggling over a palm branch acting out the idea of a contest. The youthful figure is Agon himself who holds a palm of victory
  • Roman marble sculpture of Athena from the tabling of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman marble sculpture of Athena from the tabling of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman marble sculpture of Athena from the tabling of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore] from the Greek city of Poseidonia which became Roman Paestum. This panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. This panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables on which goblets have been placed.  The abondon experienced at the Synposium was one way in which the dead could access the next world . The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Roman marble sculpture of Athena from the tabling of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman marble sculpture of Athena from the tabling of the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore] from the Greek city of Poseidonia which became Roman Paestum. This panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. This panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables on which goblets have been placed.  The abondon experienced at the Synposium was one way in which the dead could access the next world . The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • The Roman Corinthian Porticus, columns & tables of the money changers at the entrance of the Macellum in the Forum of Pompeii archaeological site, Italy.
  • Gothic Catalan painted panel of the Banquet of Herod (Banquet d'Herodes) by Pere Garcia de Benvarri of Barcelona, Circa 1470, tempera and gold leaf on wood, from the church of Sant Joan (John) del Mercat de Lleida, Spain, National Museum of Catalan Art, Barcelona, Spain, inv no: MNAC  64060. <br />
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Pere Garcia, one of the most outstanding representatives of the Aragonese school of influence of flamenco, works for several Aragonese and Catalan centres. From the church of Sant Joan del Mercat in Lleida there are some tables of the old high altarpiece, a large piece of furniture dedicated to Bautista, partially preserved and one of the narrative chambers, the Banquet of Herod. This scene, in which Salome presents the head of St. John to Herod. <br />
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The styling of the scene allows us to imagine how a festive banquet took place in a noble Catalan house in the second half of the fifteenth century.<br />
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SPANISH<br />
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Pere Garcia, uno de los representantes mas destacados de la escuela gotica aragonesa de influence flamenca, trabajo para varios centros aragoneses y catalanes. De la iglesia de Sant Joan del Mercat de Lleida proviennen algunas tablas del antiguo retablo mayor, un mueble de grandes dimensiones dedicado a Bautista, conservado parcialmente y del que se expone uno de los compartientos narrativos, el Banquet de Herodes. Esta escena, en la que Salome presenta la cabeza de san juan a Herodidias y Herodes, permite imaginar como transcurria un banquete festivo en una casa noble en la esgunda mitad del siglo XV
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore] from the Greek city of Poseidonia which became Roman Paestum. .   The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables on which goblets have been placed.  The abondon experienced at the Synposium was one way in which the dead could access the next world .  The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore] from the Greek city of Poseidonia which became Roman Paestum. .   The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables on which goblets have been placed.  The abondon experienced at the Synposium was one way in which the dead could access the next world .  The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore] from the Greek city of Poseidonia which became Roman Paestum. .   The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables on which goblets have been placed.  The abondon experienced at the Synposium was one way in which the dead could access the next world .  The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore] from the Greek city of Poseidonia which became Roman Paestum. .   The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables on which goblets have been placed.  The abondon experienced at the Synposium was one way in which the dead could access the next world .  The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Reconstruction of  the inside of the Greek Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. The rear panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The fresco on the lid of the tomb and shows a  diving from a column into water. The column represents the border of thye known world and therefore the limit of man's knowledge.  The dive represents the passage form this world to the next. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore] from the Greek city of Poseidonia which became Roman Paestum. This panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore] from the Greek city of Poseidonia which became Roman Paestum. This panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables.  The men on the couches are playing the song of Eros the liar and the flute to distract the deceased from worldly thoughts so he can enter the next world. The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. This panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables on which goblets have been placed.  The abondon experienced at the Synposium was one way in which the dead could access the next world . The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • Greek Fresco on the inside of Tomb of  the Diver  [La Tomba del Truffatore]. This panel is from one of the long sides of the tomb and shows a symposium of men lying on couches facing low tables on which goblets have been placed.  The abondon experienced at the Synposium was one way in which the dead could access the next world . The tomb is painted with the true fresco technique and its importance lies in being "the only example of Greek painting with figured scenes dating from the Orientalizing, Archaic, or Classical periods to survive in its entirety. Paestrum, Andriuolo.  (480-470 BC  )
  • The Roman Corinthian Porticus, columns & tables of the money changers at the entrance of the Macellum in the Forum of Pompeii archaeological site, Italy.
  • The Roman Corinthian Porticus, columns & tables of the money changers at the entrance of the Macellum in the Forum of Pompeii archaeological site, Italy.
  • The Roman Corinthian Porticus, columns & tables of the money changers at the entrance of the Macellum in the Forum of Pompeii archaeological site, Italy.
  • The Roman Corinthian Porticus, columns & tables of the money changers at the entrance of the Macellum in the Forum of Pompeii archaeological site, Italy.
  • Dobo Square with cafe and Restaurant tables from Hotel Senator Bedroom - Eger Hungary
  • Le Corsaire restaurant withterrace tables set ready for lunch. Honfleur, Normandy, France.
  • Le Corsaire restaurant withterrace tables set ready for lunch. Honfleur, Normandy, France.
  • Le Corsaire restaurant withterrace tables set ready for lunch. Honfleur, Normandy, France.

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FunkyStock Picture Library free resource for professional editorial picture editors, picture researchers, historical scholars and students and enthusiasts who want to browse some of the best pictures and images of historic countries, historical places, archaeological sites and the very best museum antiquities and artefacts exhibits in Europe and the Middle East.

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Browse travel pictures and images of historic places and archaeological sites of countries in Europe and the Middle East.

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Browse pictures & images the treasured artefacts and antiquities exhibits from the great Museum of Europe and the Middle East. See the art and objects made by our ancestors.

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