• Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Large wine krater known as "House of the Warrior Vase", showing men in full armour ( helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear ) as they depart fro war with a sack of supplies hanging from their spears. A fine example of Mycenaean Pictoral Style. Mycenae acropolis, Greece. 12th century BC, cat no: 1426 ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Ancient Egyptian house altar relief sculpture of Akhenaten, Nefrertiti and their three daughters. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 14145.
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. 11152-1145BC, Thebes. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of Pharaoh Amenhotep I. 11152-1145BC, Thebes. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Egyptian painting on stucco of the defied Pharaoh Amenhotep I . 11152-1145BC, Thebes, Grab Nr 359. Neues  Museum, Berlin. Cat No AM2061
  • Picture & image of a Hittite Monument with Heiroglyphics  from Sultanhani near Kayseri, Turkey. Ereceted by the town ruler Wassume to the God Tarhui to ask for a good harvest from the vineyards & Orchards. At the end is a warning of damnation for anyone who damages the monument. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of A Winged God from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  The God holds a branch of fruit in his left hand and a single fruit in the right hand. The First beared god is holding out a 3 pronged object to the king and has a boomerang in his other hand. Behind him is a 2 winged Godess with a  bare leg showing from her tunic. She is carrying a double headed axe. Behind her is another dearded God with a bore tusk helmet holding a spear. On the far right is another Godess, bare headed holding a double headed axe. On the far right is an attendant holding a bull. Above him the epographs indicate the name of the King & Gods. 2
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. 4 In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of Bull Men from The legend of Gilgamesh , Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of Bull Men from The legend of Gilgamesh , Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a chariot Releif sculpture from Karkamis,, Turkey. Ancora Archaeological Museum. The Cahiot is pulled by horses with plumed headresses. One man os about to shoot an arrow from his bow, the other man is driving the cahriot. Below the horse is a animal cowering. 3
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a chariot Releif sculpture from Karkamis,, Turkey.Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The Cahiot is pulled by horses with plumed headresses. One man os about to shoot an arrow from his bow, the other man is driving the cahriot. Below the horse is a animal cowering. 2
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing Sacrificial animals being led from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period. 4
  • Picture & image of an Imperial Hittite orthostat dshowing a King & Queen before an altar from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period. 4
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 4
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger. 5
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger.
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 2
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 5
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 1
  • Picture of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological Scene of 2 Spinxes standing on their back legs either side of a winged horse which is also standing on its rear legs. 3
  • Picture of Phrygian releif sculpture Orthostat of a horse from Kucukevier, Ankara, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. 7th century BC. Note the stylised leg muscels. 1
  • Picture & image of a Hittite Monument with Heiroglyphics  from Sultanhani near Kayseri, Turkey. Ereceted by the town ruler Wassume to the God Tarhui to ask for a good harvest from the vineyards & Orchards. At the end is a warning of damnation for anyone who damages the monument. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Hittite Monument with Heiroglyphics  from Sultanhani near Kayseri, Turkey. Ereceted by the town ruler Wassume to the God Tarhui to ask for a good harvest from the vineyards & Orchards. At the end is a warning of damnation for anyone who damages the monument. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Hittite Monument with Heiroglyphics  from Sultanhani near Kayseri, Turkey. Ereceted by the town ruler Wassume to the God Tarhui to ask for a good harvest from the vineyards & Orchards. At the end is a warning of damnation for anyone who damages the monument. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Hittite Monument with Heiroglyphics  from Sultanhani near Kayseri, Turkey. Ereceted by the town ruler Wassume to the God Tarhui to ask for a good harvest from the vineyards & Orchards. At the end is a warning of damnation for anyone who damages the monument. Ancora Archaeological Museum.  3
  • Picture & image of a Hittite Monument with Heiroglyphics  from Sultanhani near Kayseri, Turkey. Ereceted by the town ruler Wassume to the God Tarhui to ask for a good harvest from the vineyards & Orchards. At the end is a warning of damnation for anyone who damages the monument. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of A Winged God from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  The God holds a branch of fruit in his left hand and a single fruit in the right hand. 5
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. 5 In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. 3 In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of Bull Men from The legend of Gilgamesh , Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of Bull Men from The legend of Gilgamesh , Karkamis, Turkey. Ancora Archaeological Museum. 3
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a chariot Releif sculpture from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The Chariot is pulled by horses with plumed headresses. One man os about to shoot an arrow from his bow, the other man is driving the cahriot. Below the horse is a man dying. 5
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a chariot Releif sculpture from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The Cahiot is pulled by horses with plumed headresses. One man os about to shoot an arrow from his bow, the other man is driving the cahriot. Below the horse is a man dying. 2
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a Conjurer & acrobats from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  The conjurer on the left has long hair and is swallowing a dagger whilst the acrobats go up the stairs without holding on. All the figures are wearing horned headress and large looped earings. The acrobats are thought to be foreigners which is why they are smaller than the conjurer. Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing Sacrificial animals being led from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period. 2
  • Picture & image of an Imperial Hittite orthostat dshowing a King & Queen before an altar from Alacahöyük,  Alaca Çorum Province,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period. 5
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing goddess Kubaba  from  the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing goddess Kubaba  from  the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat of 3 warriors from the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The warrior on the far left holds a spear in one hand and the branch of a tree in the other. The middle warrior has a clenched fist an carries an impliment over his shoulder. The warrior on the far right carries a saff. All 3 are wearing swords. 2
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat with releif sculpture of 3 soldiers from the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.Symetrical mythological Scene depicting "Winged Griffin Demons", half men with birds heads & wings. Their hands are raised above their heads supposidly carrying the sky. 3
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger. 4
  • Picture & Image of  Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. To the left a bearded deity with a horned helmet is holding a lions back leg and is about to strike it with an axe. To the right a man is stabbing the lion with a dagger. 3
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological scene. The 2 figures in the center are flanked by lion headed men who have one fist outstretched and are known as Ugallu. The 2 figures in the middle holding spears are men with bodies of bulls known as Kusarikku. 3
  • Picture of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological Scene of 2 Spinxes standing on their back legs either side of a winged horse which is also standing on its rear legs. 4
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 33 for keeping snakes away, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolomaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
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the spell reads ' O Rerek! Move not! Behold Geb and Shu have risen against you, for you have eaten a mouse, the abomination of Re" you have crunched the bones of a putrified cat"<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 105 for gratifying the deceased with Ka, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum.  Black background<br />
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The spell is " Hail to thee, my spirit, my lifetime. Behold I am come unto thee risen, powerful, posessed of a soul, mighty.<br />
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You who weighs in the balance. may truth rise to the nose of Ra, on that day of judgement, ley not my head be taken away from me."<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Three Graces, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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The Three Graces stand in their familiar hellenistic composition. They were handmaids of Aphrodite and appeared in this form on the decoration of her cult statue at Aphrodisias. Their names evoked their character: Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaia (Splendour) and Thaleia (Bloom).
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Claudius and Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Claudius in heroic nudity and military cloak shakes hands with his wife Agrippina and is crowned by the Roman people or the Senate wearing a toga. The subject is imperial concord with the traditional Roman state. Agrippina holds ears of wheat: like Demeter goddess of fertility. The emperor is crowned with an oak wreath, the Corona civica or “citizen crow”, awarded to Roman leaders for saving citizens lives: the emperor id therefore represented as saviour of the people.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the goddess Roma and Ge (Earth),  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black background. <br />
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The goddess Roma holds a spear and wears a crown in the form of a city wall. Earth reclines half naked leaning on a pile of fruit. She holds a cornucopia full of more fruit. A baby child (now damaged) climbs up the horn she holds. The relief represents Earths fertility and abundance overseen by Rome.
  • Roman Sebasteion rrelief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Ares, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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The nude and classically7 styled young god wears only a helmet and holds a spear (missing) in one hand and a shield in the other. At the left stands cuirass, and at the upper right corner hangs his sword. Ares was a god of war and was not later defaced by Christians probably because he so closely resembles a young emperor.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Three Heroes and a Dog Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Against a grey background.<br />
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Two heroes stand in front of a third hero who ia seated on a rock and pats the head of a bitch hound. They are hunters and the relief is partnered by the reliefs of Melager and Atalante and Meleaner and boar
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture, Aphrodisias of Dionysus as a baby, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling. A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had his gifted child Dionysos, born to him by Semele and brought up in the wilds out of the view of Hera.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture, Aphrodisias of Dionysus as a baby, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    Against a black background.<br />
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Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling. A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had his gifted child Dionysos, born to him by Semele and brought up in the wilds out of the view of Hera.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture a libation for the gods from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The figure on the far left is beleived to be a king. He is facing a Bearded God wearing a bore tusk helmet. The God is holding a 3 pronged object and has a club resting on his shoulder. The 2 shaven characters on the right are mirror images of the two figures on the right except this time the king is on the far right waering a winged sun disc headress and holding a Lituus. The epigraphs identify the king and the cresent on the beared gods helmet identify him as Pugnus Mili The Sum and Moon God. 2
  • Picture & image of a Hittite Sculpture of a Lion Fron the Gate To Aslantepe, Malatya Province Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a releif sculpture of Lion Men  from Aslantepe ,  Malatya, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Ancora Archaeological Museum. 8 In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a releif sculpture  of the Goddess Kubaba from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. 2 In her right hand she is holding a pomegranate
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a chariot Releif sculpture from Karkamis,, Turkey.Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The Cahiot is pulled by horses with plumed headresses. One man os about to shoot an arrow from his bow, the other man is driving the cahriot. Below the horse is a man dying. 4
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat with a chariot Releif sculpture from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The Cahiot is pulled by horses with plumed headresses. One man os about to shoot an arrow from his bow, the other man is driving the cahriot. Below the horse is a man dying. 1
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a Deer from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a Conjurer & acrobats from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  The conjurer on the left has long hair and is swallowing a dagger whilst the acrobats go up the stairs without holding on. All the figures are wearing horned headress and large looped earings. The acrobats are thought to be foreigners which is why they are smaller than the conjurer. Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period. 3
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a Conjurer & acrobats from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province, Turkey. Ancora Archaeological Museum.  The conjurer on the left has long hair and is swallowing a dagger whilst the acrobats go up the stairs without holding on. All the figures are wearing horned headress and large looped earings. The acrobats are thought to be foreigners which is why they are smaller than the conjurer. Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period. 2
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing a Conjurer & acrobats from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.  The conjurer on the left has long hair and is swallowing a dagger whilst the acrobats go up the stairs without holding on. All the figures are wearing horned headress and large looped earings. The acrobats are thought to be foreigners which is why they are smaller than the conjurer. Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing Sacrificial animals being led from Alacahöyük, Alaca Çorum Province, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period.
  • Picture & image of an Imperial Hittite orthostat dshowing a King & Queen before an altar from Alacahöyük , Alaca Çorum Province,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Old Bronze age Chalcolithic Period. 2
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat showing goddess Kubaba  from  the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat of 3 warriors from the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The warrior on the far left holds a spear in one hand and the branch of a tree in the other. The middle warrior has a clenched fist an carries an impliment over his shoulder. The warrior on the far right carries a saff. All 3 are wearing swords.  4
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat of 3 warriors from the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. The warrior on the far left holds a spear in one hand and the branch of a tree in the other. The middle warrior has a clenched fist an carries an impliment over his shoulder. The warrior on the far right carries a saff. All 3 are wearing swords.  3
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey.  Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.
  • Picture & image of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. A three headed Sphinx which is a winged lion with a human heas and a bird of prey's head on the end of its tail 5
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Symetrical mythological Scene depicting "Winged Griffin Demons", half men with birds heads & wings. Their hands are raised above their heads supposidly carrying the sky. 2
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Symetrical mythological Scene depicting "Winged Griffin Demons", half men with birds heads & wings. Their hands are raised above their heads supposidly carrying the sky. 5
  • Picture of Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis,, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara.Symetrical mythological Scene depicting "Winged Griffin Demons", half men with birds heads & wings. Their hands are raised above their heads supposidly carrying the sky. 4
  • Picture of a Neo-Hittite orthostat describing the legend of Gilgamesh from Karkamis, Turkey. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Mythological Scene of 2 Spinxes standing on their back legs either side of a winged horse which is also standing on its rear legs. 1
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - From  tomb of Kha & Merit, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum.  white background
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - From  tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum.  Grey background
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - From  tomb of Kha, Theban Tomb 8 , mid-18th dynasty (1550 to 1292 BC), Turin Egyptian Museum. Black background
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus  - Scribe of Thebes Necropolis Nebhepet Book of the Dead, 21st Dynasty (1076-943C).Turin Egyptian Museum.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus  - Scribe of Thebes Necropolis Nebhepet Book of the Dead, 21st Dynasty (1076-943C).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey background
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus  - Aaner Book of the Dead, Thebes - 21st Dynasty (1076-943C).Turin Egyptian Museum. white background<br />
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During the 21st Dynasty the number of spells in Books of the Dead was often reduced in favour of decrative panels. small illustrated vignettes take up a large part of the papytus surface
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus  - Aaner Book of the Dead, Thebes - 21st Dynasty (1076-943C).Turin Egyptian Museum. Black background<br />
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During the 21st Dynasty the number of spells in Books of the Dead was often reduced in favour of decrative panels. small illustrated vignettes take up a large part of the papytus surface
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus  - Aaner Book of the Dead, Thebes - 21st Dynasty (1076-943C).Turin Egyptian Museum. <br />
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During the 21st Dynasty the number of spells in Books of the Dead was often reduced in favour of decrative panels. small illustrated vignettes take up a large part of the papytus surface
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Aaner Book of the Dead, Thebes - 21st Dynasty (1076-943C).Turin Egyptian Museum. white background<br />
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During the 21st Dynasty the number of spells in Books of the Dead was often reduced in favour of decrative panels. small illustrated vignettes take up a large part of the papytus surface
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Aaner Book of the Dead, Thebes - 21st Dynasty (1076-943C).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
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During the 21st Dynasty the number of spells in Books of the Dead was often reduced in favour of decrative panels. small illustrated vignettes take up a large part of the papytus surface
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Aaner Book of the Dead, Thebes - 21st Dynasty (1076-943C).Turin Egyptian Museum. <br />
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During the 21st Dynasty the number of spells in Books of the Dead was often reduced in favour of decrative panels. small illustrated vignettes take up a large part of the papytus surface
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 126 - what to say in the judgement before Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum.  Black background<br />
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Spell 125 instruct the deceased as to waht to say infront of Osiris and the Forty Two Judges in the Hall of Two Maat, the netherworlds Judgement Hall. <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 126 - what to say in the judgement before Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. White Background<br />
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Spell 125 instruct the deceased as to waht to say infront of Osiris and the Forty Two Judges in the Hall of Two Maat, the netherworlds Judgement Hall. <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 126 - what to say in the judgement before Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
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Spell 125 instruct the deceased as to waht to say infront of Osiris and the Forty Two Judges in the Hall of Two Maat, the netherworlds Judgement Hall. <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 126 - what to say in the judgement before Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
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Spell 125 instruct the deceased as to waht to say infront of Osiris and the Forty Two Judges in the Hall of Two Maat, the netherworlds Judgement Hall. <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 126 - what to say in the judgement before Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey background<br />
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Spell 125 instruct the deceased as to waht to say infront of Osiris and the Forty Two Judges in the Hall of Two Maat, the netherworlds Judgement Hall. <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 126 - what to say in the judgement before Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
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Spell 125 instruct the deceased as to waht to say infront of Osiris and the Forty Two Judges in the Hall of Two Maat, the netherworlds Judgement Hall. <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 126 - what to say in the judgement before Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
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Spell 125 instruct the deceased as to waht to say infront of Osiris and the Forty Two Judges in the Hall of Two Maat, the netherworlds Judgement Hall. <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancinet Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 126 - what to say in the judgement before Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Pyolemic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. grey background<br />
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Spell 125 instruct the deceased as to waht to say infront of Osiris and the Forty Two Judges in the Hall of Two Maat, the netherworlds Judgement Hall. <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 126 - what to say in the judgement before Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. close up<br />
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Spell 125 instruct the deceased as to waht to say infront of Osiris and the Forty Two Judges in the Hall of Two Maat, the netherworlds Judgement Hall. <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 17 about the God Atum, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. White Background<br />
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the spell is one of the ongest in the Book of the Dead and one of its most complex frequently used in many other Books of the Dead. It is about the nature of the creator God Atum and is meant to make sure the deceased is capable of demonstrating his of her knowledge of religious secrets<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 17 about the God Atum, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum.  Black background<br />
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the spell is one of the ongest in the Book of the Dead and one of its most complex frequently used in many other Books of the Dead. It is about the nature of the creator God Atum and is meant to make sure the deceased is capable of demonstrating his of her knowledge of religious secrets<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancientt Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 17 about the God Atum, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
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the spell is one of the ongest in the Book of the Dead and one of its most complex frequently used in many other Books of the Dead. It is about the nature of the creator God Atum and is meant to make sure the deceased is capable of demonstrating his of her knowledge of religious secrets<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Anciient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 30 for stopping the heart betraying the deceased at the tribunal of Osiris, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemai period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
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the spell reads ' Stand not against me as a witness, oppose me not in the Council, act not against me before the gods, outweigh me not before the great God, the Lord os the West"<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 33 for keeping snakes away, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolomaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. White Background<br />
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the spell reads ' O Rerek! Move not! Behold Geb and Shu have risen against you, for you have eaten a mouse, the abomination of Re" you have crunched the bones of a putrified cat"<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 33 for keeping snakes away, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolomaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum<br />
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the spell reads ' O Rerek! Move not! Behold Geb and Shu have risen against you, for you have eaten a mouse, the abomination of Re" you have crunched the bones of a putrified cat"<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 33 for keeping snakes away, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolomaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum.  Black background<br />
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the spell reads ' O Rerek! Move not! Behold Geb and Shu have risen against you, for you have eaten a mouse, the abomination of Re" you have crunched the bones of a putrified cat"<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 51 for not walking upside down in gods domain, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolomaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. White Background<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 51 for not walking upside down in gods domain, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolomaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey background<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 81a assuming the form of a lotus associated with the sun god, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. <br />
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The spell reads " I am a pure lotus that has ascended by the Sinlight and ia at Ra's nose. I spend my time shedding it on Horus. I am the pure lotus that ascended from the field". <br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 105 for gratifying the deceased with Ka, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum.  Black background<br />
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The spell is " Hail to thee, my spirit, my lifetime. Behold I am come unto thee risen, powerful, posessed of a soul, mighty.<br />
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You who weighs in the balance. may truth rise to the nose of Ra, on that day of judgement, ley not my head be taken away from me."<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 105 for gratifying the deceased with Ka, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. White Background<br />
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The spell is " Hail to thee, my spirit, my lifetime. Behold I am come unto thee risen, powerful, posessed of a soul, mighty.<br />
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You who weighs in the balance. may truth rise to the nose of Ra, on that day of judgement, ley not my head be taken away from me."<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 105 for gratifying the deceased with Ka, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum<br />
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The spell is " Hail to thee, my spirit, my lifetime. Behold I am come unto thee risen, powerful, posessed of a soul, mighty.<br />
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You who weighs in the balance. may truth rise to the nose of Ra, on that day of judgement, ley not my head be taken away from me."<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 105 for gratifying the deceased with Ka, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. White Background<br />
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The spell is " Hail to thee, my spirit, my lifetime. Behold I am come unto thee risen, powerful, posessed of a soul, mighty.<br />
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You who weighs in the balance. may truth rise to the nose of Ra, on that day of judgement, ley not my head be taken away from me."<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 105 for gratifying the deceased with Ka, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Black background<br />
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The spell is " Hail to thee, my spirit, my lifetime. Behold I am come unto thee risen, powerful, posessed of a soul, mighty.<br />
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You who weighs in the balance. may truth rise to the nose of Ra, on that day of judgement, ley not my head be taken away from me."<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 105 for gratifying the deceased with Ka, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum White Background<br />
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The spell is " Hail to thee, my spirit, my lifetime. Behold I am come unto thee risen, powerful, posessed of a soul, mighty.<br />
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You who weighs in the balance. may truth rise to the nose of Ra, on that day of judgement, ley not my head be taken away from me."<br />
<br />
The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 105 for gratifying the deceased with Ka, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
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The spell is " Hail to thee, my spirit, my lifetime. Behold I am come unto thee risen, powerful, posessed of a soul, mighty.<br />
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You who weighs in the balance. may truth rise to the nose of Ra, on that day of judgement, ley not my head be taken away from me."<br />
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The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a seated god or king, , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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 An older bearded god or mythological King sits on a throne. He held a sceptre and wears a royal diadem and a richly carved tunic and cloak
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero , Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a prisoner of  Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Three Graces, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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The Three Graces stand in their familiar hellenistic composition. They were handmaids of Aphrodite and appeared in this form on the decoration of her cult statue at Aphrodisias. Their names evoked their character: Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaia (Splendour) and Thaleia (Bloom).
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Three Graces, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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The Three Graces stand in their familiar hellenistic composition. They were handmaids of Aphrodite and appeared in this form on the decoration of her cult statue at Aphrodisias. Their names evoked their character: Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaia (Splendour) and Thaleia (Bloom).
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Three Graces, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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The Three Graces stand in their familiar hellenistic composition. They were handmaids of Aphrodite and appeared in this form on the decoration of her cult statue at Aphrodisias. Their names evoked their character: Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaia (Splendour) and Thaleia (Bloom).
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Orestes At Delphi Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Orestes who has sought sanctuary at Delphi after murdering his mother, leaves Apollo’s shrine on his way to stand trial in Athens, The hero steps gingerly over sleeping Fury; he brandishes a sword and still hold onto Apollo’s tripod. The Fury has a snake and a burning torch with which she torments male factors. A small local nymph sits above on a rocky outcrop of Delphi’s Mt Parnossos
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Orestes At Delphi Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Orestes who has sought sanctuary at Delphi after murdering his mother, leaves Apollo’s shrine on his way to stand trial in Athens, The hero steps gingerly over sleeping Fury; he brandishes a sword and still hold onto Apollo’s tripod. The Fury has a snake and a burning torch with which she torments male factors. A small local nymph sits above on a rocky outcrop of Delphi’s Mt Parnossos
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Meleager and Atalante  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    <br />
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Meleager sits on a rock tying his sandal. Below him lies a fierce hunting dog with a broad collar. On one side a god or another hero wearing a rounded hat was crowning Meleager ( arm missing). On the other side stands the huntress Atalante, Meleager’s lover: she wears a short dress and quiver, and lifts her cloak at the shoulder in a gesture of modesty.
  • Interior of Aphrodisias Museum, showing Roman Sebasteion relief sculptures,   Aphrodisias, Turkey.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Krete Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The classical hairstyle, dress and pose characterises the figure of civilised and free,
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Krete Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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The classical hairstyle, dress and pose characterises the figure of civilised and free,
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Ethnos of the Dacians Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Dacians are shown as a captive Barbarian woman. Her arms are crossed in submission, her thick dress slips off the shoulder slightly partly revealing her breast. The forepart of a small bull stands in profile behind. Dacia (modern Romania) was claimed by Augustus as a conquest in 1BC to 4AD
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Ethnos of the Dacians Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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The Dacians are shown as a captive Barbarian woman. Her arms are crossed in submission, her thick dress slips off the shoulder slightly partly revealing her breast. The forepart of a small bull stands in profile behind. Dacia (modern Romania) was claimed by Augustus as a conquest in 1BC to 4AD
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Ethnos of the Dacians Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Against a grey background.<br />
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The Dacians are shown as a captive Barbarian woman. Her arms are crossed in submission, her thick dress slips off the shoulder slightly partly revealing her breast. The forepart of a small bull stands in profile behind. Dacia (modern Romania) was claimed by Augustus as a conquest in 1BC to 4AD
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of the god Okeanos (Ocean), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The bearded of Okeanos makes an epiphany, controlling his cloak which billows around his head. Ocean would be paired with Earth: together they represented empire without end, over land and sea
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of the god Okeanos (Ocean), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The bearded of Okeanos makes an epiphany, controlling his cloak which billows around his head. Ocean would be paired with Earth: together they represented empire without end, over land and sea
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of the goddess Herma (day), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a white background.<br />
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Goddess  Herma or Day steadies a dramatically billowing cloak that frames her head. The motif , also visible on the Okeanos relief, indicates flying, floating and divine epiphany - the appearance of gods to mortals. Day would be paired with night : together they signify the eternity of the Roman imperial order.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of the goddess Herma (day), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Against an art background.<br />
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Goddess  Herma or Day steadies a dramatically billowing cloak that frames her head. The motif , also visible on the Okeanos relief, indicates flying, floating and divine epiphany - the appearance of gods to mortals. Day would be paired with night : together they signify the eternity of the Roman imperial order.
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Nero being crowned emperor by Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a white background.<br />
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Agrippina crowns her young son Nero with a laurel wreath. She carries a cornucopia, a symbol of Fortune and Plenty, and he wears the armour and cloak of a Roman commander, with a helmet on the ground near his feet. The scene refers to Nero’s accession as emperor in AD 54, and belongs before AD 59 when Nero had Agrippina murdered.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Nero being crowned emperor by Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Agrippina crowns her young son Nero with a laurel wreath. She carries a cornucopia, a symbol of Fortune and Plenty, and he wears the armour and cloak of a Roman commander, with a helmet on the ground near his feet. The scene refers to Nero’s accession as emperor in AD 54, and belongs before AD 59 when Nero had Agrippina murdered.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of  an Imperial prince as Diokouros son of zeus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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An imperial youth wearing a military cloak and cuirass of a commander holds the reins of hios horse. This panel is next to a Claudius panel so is probably of Britanicus or Nero the emperors son and intended successor
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of  an Imperial prince as Diokouros son of zeus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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An imperial youth wearing a military cloak and cuirass of a commander holds the reins of hios horse. This panel is next to a Claudius panel so is probably of Britanicus or Nero the emperors son and intended successor
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Claudius and Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Claudius in heroic nudity and military cloak shakes hands with his wife Agrippina and is crowned by the Roman people or the Senate wearing a toga. The subject is imperial concord with the traditional Roman state. Agrippina holds ears of wheat: like Demeter goddess of fertility. The emperor is crowned with an oak wreath, the Corona civica or “citizen crow”, awarded to Roman leaders for saving citizens lives: the emperor id therefore represented as saviour of the people.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Claudius and Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Claudius in heroic nudity and military cloak shakes hands with his wife Agrippina and is crowned by the Roman people or the Senate wearing a toga. The subject is imperial concord with the traditional Roman state. Agrippina holds ears of wheat: like Demeter goddess of fertility. The emperor is crowned with an oak wreath, the Corona civica or “citizen crow”, awarded to Roman leaders for saving citizens lives: the emperor id therefore represented as saviour of the people.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Claudius and Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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Claudius in heroic nudity and military cloak shakes hands with his wife Agrippina and is crowned by the Roman people or the Senate wearing a toga. The subject is imperial concord with the traditional Roman state. Agrippina holds ears of wheat: like Demeter goddess of fertility. The emperor is crowned with an oak wreath, the Corona civica or “citizen crow”, awarded to Roman leaders for saving citizens lives: the emperor id therefore represented as saviour of the people.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of  an Imperial prince as Diokouros, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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An imperial youth wearing a military cloak and cuirass of a commander holds the reins of hios horse. This panel is next to a Claudius panel so is probably of Britanicus or Nero the emperors son and intended successor
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of  an Imperial prince as Diokouros, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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An imperial youth wearing a military cloak and cuirass of a commander holds the reins of hios horse. This panel is next to a Claudius panel so is probably of Britanicus or Nero the emperors son and intended successor
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the goddess Roma and Ge (Earth),  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The goddess Roma holds a spear and wears a crown in the form of a city wall. Earth reclines half naked leaning on a pile of fruit. She holds a cornucopia full of more fruit. A baby child (now damaged) climbs up the horn she holds. The relief represents Earths fertility and abundance overseen by Rome.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the goddess Roma and Ge (Earth),  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Against an art background. <br />
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The goddess Roma holds a spear and wears a crown in the form of a city wall. Earth reclines half naked leaning on a pile of fruit. She holds a cornucopia full of more fruit. A baby child (now damaged) climbs up the horn she holds. The relief represents Earths fertility and abundance overseen by Rome.
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Nero conquering Armenia depicting a fallen female representing Armenia,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Nero, wearing only a cloak and sword strap, supports a slumped naked Armenia by her upper arms. She wears a soft eastern hat, and her bow and quiver are next to her. The heroic composition likens them to Achilles and the Amazon Queen Penthesilea. The inscription reads: Armenia - (Neron) Klaudios Drousos Kaisar Sebastos Germanikos.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Victory of the Emperors, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The inscription identifies the subject of the relief panel as the “Victory of the Emperors” (Neike Sebaston), and refers to the conquest of Armenia and Britannica in its adjacent relief panels. A half naked Victory flies diagonally across the panel, carrying a military trophy over her shoulder. A small winged Eros, now damaged was clinging to the end of the trophy pole. Victory was a key imperial attribute
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of emperor Claudius and Britannia, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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Naked warrior emperor Claudius is about to deliver a death blow to the slumped Britannia. He wears a helmet, cloak and sword belt with a scabbard. Britannia wears a tunic with one breast exposed like the Amazon figures she was modelled on. The inscription reads: Tiberios Klaudios Kaiser - Bretannia.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of emperor Claudius and Britannia, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Naked warrior emperor Claudius is about to deliver a death blow to the slumped Britannia. He wears a helmet, cloak and sword belt with a scabbard. Britannia wears a tunic with one breast exposed like the Amazon figures she was modelled on. The inscription reads: Tiberios Klaudios Kaiser - Bretannia.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of emperor Claudius and Britannia, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Naked warrior emperor Claudius is about to deliver a death blow to the slumped Britannia. He wears a helmet, cloak and sword belt with a scabbard. Britannia wears a tunic with one breast exposed like the Amazon figures she was modelled on. The inscription reads: Tiberios Klaudios Kaiser - Bretannia.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Claudius and Britannia, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Naked warrior emperor Claudius is about to deliver a death blow to the slumped Britannia. He wears a helmet, cloak and sword belt with a scabbard. Britannia wears a tunic with one breast exposed like the Amazon figures she was modelled on. The inscription reads: Tiberios Klaudios Kaiser - Bretannia.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of emperor Tiberius with a captive Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The naked emperor Tiberius stands frontally holding a spear and shield wearing a cloak and a sword strap. Besides him stands a barbarian
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Emperor and Roman People, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The emperor is a naked warrior and is crowned by a personification of the Roman People or the Senate wearing a toga, the stately civilian dress of a Roman Citizen. The crown is an oak wreath, the corona civica or “civic crown” awarded for saving citizens lives. The emperor is setting up a battlefield trophy beneath which kneels an anguished barbarian women captive
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Emperor and Roman People, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The emperor is a naked warrior and is crowned by a personification of the Roman People or the Senate wearing a toga, the stately civilian dress of a Roman Citizen. The crown is an oak wreath, the corona civica or “civic crown” awarded for saving citizens lives. The emperor is setting up a battlefield trophy beneath which kneels an anguished barbarian women captive
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Emperor and Roman People, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The emperor is a naked warrior and is crowned by a personification of the Roman People or the Senate wearing a toga, the stately civilian dress of a Roman Citizen. The crown is an oak wreath, the corona civica or “civic crown” awarded for saving citizens lives. The emperor is setting up a battlefield trophy beneath which kneels an anguished barbarian women captive
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Emperor and Roman People, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The emperor is a naked warrior and is crowned by a personification of the Roman People or the Senate wearing a toga, the stately civilian dress of a Roman Citizen. The crown is an oak wreath, the corona civica or “civic crown” awarded for saving citizens lives. The emperor is setting up a battlefield trophy beneath which kneels an anguished barbarian women captive
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Two princes, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.<br />
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Two princes stand like statues, naked, wearing cloaks. The left figure holds the orb of the world in one hand, a symbol of  world rule that indicates he is the imperial heir, and in the other a ship’s stern ornament (aphlaston), a symbol of naval victory. They and probably Gius and Lucius, the grandsons of Augustus, or Nero and Britanicus, Claudius’ heir.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Two princes, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Against a grey background.<br />
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Two princes stand like statues, naked, wearing cloaks. The left figure holds the orb of the world in one hand, a symbol of  world rule that indicates he is the imperial heir, and in the other a ship’s stern ornament (aphlaston), a symbol of naval victory. They and probably Gius and Lucius, the grandsons of Augustus, or Nero and Britanicus, Claudius’ heir.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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A winged goddess Victory( Nike) flies past carrying a military trophy. She wears a long light dress and has one breast and one leg exposed. Her clothing is set in motion by her swift flight.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Leda and swan, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Zeus disguised as a swan assaults Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed foot on the thigh of modest, struggling Leda. The swan is supported from behind a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which were born Helen and the Dionskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Poseidon and Amphitrite,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The two god-like tritons, Poseidon and Amphitrite, are seated on two sea horses accompanied by two fish legged tritons below. Between the tritons sits a sea-putto of baby triton. The male god is in the form of Poseidon crowned by his wife Amphitrite. Unusually he wears a military cloak and they might be an emperor and his wife (such as Claudius and Agrippina) in the guise of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Poseidon and Amphitrite,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The two god-like tritons, Poseidon and Amphitrite, are seated on two sea horses accompanied by two fish legged tritons below. Between the tritons sits a sea-putto of baby triton. The male god is in the form of Poseidon crowned by his wife Amphitrite. Unusually he wears a military cloak and they might be an emperor and his wife (such as Claudius and Agrippina) in the guise of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a Goddess inscribing a trophy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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A draped goddess strides forward to inscribe a military trophy to which is bound a kneeling female captive. The goddess is probably a personification such as Honour, Virtue or Courage.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of a Goddess inscribing a trophy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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A draped goddess strides forward to inscribe a military trophy to which is bound a kneeling female captive. The goddess is probably a personification such as Honour, Virtue or Courage.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero with captive, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero with captive, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Nero with captive, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Naked warrior emperor Nero holds the orb of world rule in one hand and crowns the military trophy with the other. Between the trophy and the emperor stands a bound captive boy. He wears long barbarian trousers and looks up at Nero.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion rrelief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion rrelief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Hygieia, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Hygieia, the goddess of Health, hold a flat bowl (phiale) from which she feeds a snake. The snake is wound twice around her forearm. A plump naked child sits on a square pedestal. Hygieia was the daughter of the healing god Asklepios, with whom she is paired here
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Hygieia, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Hygieia, the goddess of Health, hold a flat bowl (phiale) from which she feeds a snake. The snake is wound twice around her forearm. A plump naked child sits on a square pedestal. Hygieia was the daughter of the healing god Asklepios, with whom she is paired here
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Ares, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The nude and classically7 styled young god wears only a helmet and holds a spear (missing) in one hand and a shield in the other. At the left stands cuirass, and at the upper right corner hangs his sword. Ares was a god of war and was not later defaced by Christians probably because he so closely resembles a young emperor.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Ares, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The nude and classically7 styled young god wears only a helmet and holds a spear (missing) in one hand and a shield in the other. At the left stands cuirass, and at the upper right corner hangs his sword. Ares was a god of war and was not later defaced by Christians probably because he so closely resembles a young emperor.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Ares, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The nude and classically7 styled young god wears only a helmet and holds a spear (missing) in one hand and a shield in the other. At the left stands cuirass, and at the upper right corner hangs his sword. Ares was a god of war and was not later defaced by Christians probably because he so closely resembles a young emperor.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Close up of a RomanSebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ flight from Troy, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Aineas in armour carries his aged farther Anchises on his shoulders and leads his young son Lulus by his hand. They are fleeing from the sack of Troy. The figure floating behind is Aphrodite, Aineas’ mother: she is helping their escape. Old Anchises carries a round box that held images of Troy’s ancestral gods.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ arrival in Italy Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Poseidon stands naked over a sea going ship stopped at a short column. SA dolphin jumps between his legs. Aineas, his head veiled in the Roman manner, pours a libation, a thanks offering for his safe arrival in Italy. Behing Poseidon’s shoulders, a separately worked young male head was inserted into the background, maybe a deceased companion of Aineas.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Aineas’ arrival in Italy Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Poseidon stands naked over a sea going ship stopped at a short column. SA dolphin jumps between his legs. Aineas, his head veiled in the Roman manner, pours a libation, a thanks offering for his safe arrival in Italy. Behing Poseidon’s shoulders, a separately worked young male head was inserted into the background, maybe a deceased companion of Aineas.
  • Roman SSebasteion  relief  sculpture of Apollo and Royal Hero Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Apollo sits on a raised platform with his tripod at his oracular shrine. He is approached by two figures. A women greets  the god with a raised hand. With her is a hero wearing a travelling cloak and the flat headband or diadem of a king. He has come to consult Apollo, probably about a city foundation.
  • RomanSebasteion relief  sculpture of Royal Hero with hunting dogs,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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A diademed youth stands with his horse and hunting dogs. At the left an oval shield (foreign) hangs from a leafless tree, against which leans a long thin club. The Royal hero in this and the relief to the left is probably a local founder such as Assyrian King Ninos, claimed as founder of their city by the Aphrodisians.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Herakles or Hercules, Nessos and Deianira Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The centaur Nessos agreed to carry Herakles’ (Hercules) wife Deianira across the river Euenos in Aitolia but tried to rape her in mid-stream. I the struggle that followed we see Herakles about to deliver a crushing blow with his club. Nessos has been beaten to her knees but is still fighting. Behind the centaur is the partly disrobed figure of Deianira
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Herakles or Hercules, Nessos and Deianira Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a white background.<br />
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The centaur Nessos agreed to carry Herakles’ (Hercules) wife Deianira across the river Euenos in Aitolia but tried to rape her in mid-stream. I the struggle that followed we see Herakles about to deliver a crushing blow with his club. Nessos has been beaten to her knees but is still fighting. Behind the centaur is the partly disrobed figure of Deianira
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Herakles or Hercules, Nessos and Deianira Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The centaur Nessos agreed to carry Herakles’ (Hercules) wife Deianira across the river Euenos in Aitolia but tried to rape her in mid-stream. I the struggle that followed we see Herakles about to deliver a crushing blow with his club. Nessos has been beaten to her knees but is still fighting. Behind the centaur is the partly disrobed figure of Deianira
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Herakles or Hercules Drunk Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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Herakles or Hercules staggers along drunk, supported by a small satyr from the entourage of Dionysus. He is wearing the head ribbon of a drinking party, where he has been in a drinking contest with Dionysus. The wine god has conquered even the mighty hero of the Twelve Labours.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Herakles or Hercules Drunk Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Herakles or Hercules staggers along drunk, supported by a small satyr from the entourage of Dionysus. He is wearing the head ribbon of a drinking party, where he has been in a drinking contest with Dionysus. The wine god has conquered even the mighty hero of the Twelve Labours.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Herakles or Hercules Drunk Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Herakles or Hercules staggers along drunk, supported by a small satyr from the entourage of Dionysus. He is wearing the head ribbon of a drinking party, where he has been in a drinking contest with Dionysus. The wine god has conquered even the mighty hero of the Twelve Labours.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Demeter and Triptolemos, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Deneter - stately, veiled and holding a sceptre - hands a bunch of wheat stalks to the young hero Trptolomos. Demeter was the grain goddess, and it was Triptolemos, a hero from Eleusis near Athens, whom she chose to bring grain cultivation to mankind
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Nysa and baby Dionysus Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a white background.<br />
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The nymph Nysa has the baby Dionysus on her lap. He reaches out to a bunch of grapes held up by a satyr, one of his woodland followers. Dionysus was the son of Zeus by Semele, and was given the nymphs of Mt Nysa for an upbringing in the wilds, safe from the eyes of Hera, Zeus’s wife. Nysa was located in the Meander Valley, near Aphrodisias: the story was local.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Nysa and baby Dionysus Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The nymph Nysa has the baby Dionysus on her lap. He reaches out to a bunch of grapes held up by a satyr, one of his woodland followers. Dionysus was the son of Zeus by Semele, and was given the nymphs of Mt Nysa for an upbringing in the wilds, safe from the eyes of Hera, Zeus’s wife. Nysa was located in the Meander Valley, near Aphrodisias: the story was local.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Agon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art 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 an art 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 Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Dionysus Drunk Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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A prancing woodland nymph leads drunken Dionysus who supports himself languidly on a small satyr. This is an image of Dionysian enjoyment and pleasure, hellenistic in style and fluently designed
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Dionysus Drunk Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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A prancing woodland nymph leads drunken Dionysus who supports himself languidly on a small satyr. This is an image of Dionysian enjoyment and pleasure, hellenistic in style and fluently designed
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Io and Argos Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a white background.<br />
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A powerful hero is folding a sword gazing closely at a half naked and dishevelled young heroine who sits on a chest like stool. Between, on a pillar base stood a small, separately added statue of a goddess ( now missing). The scene follows a scheme used in the relief panels “Io guarded by Argos”. Io was one of Zeus’s lovers, and Argos was a watchful giant sent to guard her by Hera, Zeus’s wife.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Polyphemos and Galatea Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Another mythological love story affirms the power of Aphrodite. The sea nymph Galatea resists the lustful advances of the beastly cycolps Polyphemas in his cave. Polyphemos sits on a rock and tries to pull Galatea between his legs. His right arm is round her back: note the huge hand on her backside.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Io and Argos Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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A powerful hero is folding a sword gazing closely at a half naked and dishevelled young heroine who sits on a chest like stool. Between, on a pillar base stood a small, separately added statue of a goddess ( now missing). The scene follows a scheme used in the relief panels “Io guarded by Argos”. Io was one of Zeus’s lovers, and Argos was a watchful giant sent to guard her by Hera, Zeus’s wife.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Io and Argos Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Against an art background.<br />
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A powerful hero is folding a sword gazing closely at a half naked and dishevelled young heroine who sits on a chest like stool. Between, on a pillar base stood a small, separately added statue of a goddess ( now missing). The scene follows a scheme used in the relief panels “Io guarded by Argos”. Io was one of Zeus’s lovers, and Argos was a watchful giant sent to guard her by Hera, Zeus’s wife.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Apollo and a Muse Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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On the left stood Apollo, one foot raised on a rock, playing his lyre which rests on top of the omphalos (the earth’s navel stone, tied down at Delphi(. On the right stands a muse holding one arm of Apollos lyre.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Orestes At Delphi Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Orestes who has sought sanctuary at Delphi after murdering his mother, leaves Apollo’s shrine on his way to stand trial in Athens, The hero steps gingerly over sleeping Fury; he brandishes a sword and still hold onto Apollo’s tripod. The Fury has a snake and a burning torch with which she torments male factors. A small local nymph sits above on a rocky outcrop of Delphi’s Mt Parnossos
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Orestes At Delphi Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Orestes who has sought sanctuary at Delphi after murdering his mother, leaves Apollo’s shrine on his way to stand trial in Athens, The hero steps gingerly over sleeping Fury; he brandishes a sword and still hold onto Apollo’s tripod. The Fury has a snake and a burning torch with which she torments male factors. A small local nymph sits above on a rocky outcrop of Delphi’s Mt Parnossos
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Bellerophon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black background.<br />
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Bellerophon was a Lykian hero and was claimed as a founder of Aphrodisias. He holds his winged horse Pegasos. The deign was modelled on another relief panel in the series “Royal hero with Dod Hunting”. The carving is poor and the sculptor may have been a novice.modelled
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Bellerophon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    Against a white background.<br />
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Bellerophon was a Lykian hero and was claimed as a founder of Aphrodisias. He holds his winged horse Pegasos. The deign was modelled on another relief panel in the series “Royal hero with Dod Hunting”. The carving is poor and the sculptor may have been a novice.modelled
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Three Heroes and a Dog Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.<br />
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Two heroes stand in front of a third hero who ia seated on a rock and pats the head of a bitch hound. They are hunters and the relief is partnered by the reliefs of Melager and Atalante and Meleaner and boar
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Three Heroes and a Dog Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Against an art background.<br />
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Two heroes stand in front of a third hero who ia seated on a rock and pats the head of a bitch hound. They are hunters and the relief is partnered by the reliefs of Melager and Atalante and Meleaner and boar
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Meleager and Atalante  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    Against a white background.<br />
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Meleager sits on a rock tying his sandal. Below him lies a fierce hunting dog with a broad collar. On one side a god or another hero wearing a rounded hat was crowning Meleager ( arm missing). On the other side stands the huntress Atalante, Meleager’s lover: she wears a short dress and quiver, and lifts her cloak at the shoulder in a gesture of modesty.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Meleager and Atalante  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Against an art background.<br />
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Meleager sits on a rock tying his sandal. Below him lies a fierce hunting dog with a broad collar. On one side a god or another hero wearing a rounded hat was crowning Meleager ( arm missing). On the other side stands the huntress Atalante, Meleager’s lover: she wears a short dress and quiver, and lifts her cloak at the shoulder in a gesture of modesty.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Meleager and a boar Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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Meleager stands naked in front of a rocky outcrop. In the foreground lies a dead Calydonian boar, Above, a local nymph emerges from behind a fold in the landscape. The boar hunt took place on the imposing Mt Zygos at Calydon.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Meleager and a boar Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Meleager stands naked in front of a rocky outcrop. In the foreground lies a dead Calydonian boar, Above, a local nymph emerges from behind a fold in the landscape. The boar hunt took place on the imposing Mt Zygos at Calydon.
  • Close up of a RomanSebasteion relief sculpture of  Herakles is preparing to wrestle the Libyan giant Antaios. Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. Against an art background.<br />
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Herakles (left) is taking off his bow case to hang it on a pillar statue. Antaios (right) is binding up his head with ear protectors, next to him stands an oil basin used in the palaistra (wrestling ground). Antaios was a famous wrestler who challenged and killed all visitors to his country, until he was defeated by Herakles.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of  Herakles is preparing to wrestle the Libyan giant Antaios. Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a black background.<br />
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Herakles (left) is taking off his bow case to hang it on a pillar statue. Antaios (right) is binding up his head with ear protectors, next to him stands an oil basin used in the palaistra (wrestling ground). Antaios was a famous wrestler who challenged and killed all visitors to his country, until he was defeated by Herakles.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    Against a black background.<br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Detail of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against an art background.<br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebastian relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.      Against a white background.<br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background. <br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against an art background.<br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background. <br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a grey background.<br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture, Aphrodisias of Dionysus as a baby, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.      Against a white background.<br />
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Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling. A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had his gifted child Dionysos, born to him by Semele and brought up in the wilds out of the view of Hera.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture, Aphrodisias of Dionysus as a baby, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against an art background.<br />
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Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling. A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had his gifted child Dionysos, born to him by Semele and brought up in the wilds out of the view of Hera.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture, Aphrodisias of Dionysus as a baby, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a grey background.<br />
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Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling. A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had his gifted child Dionysos, born to him by Semele and brought up in the wilds out of the view of Hera.

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