Marine Life Mosaic from House VIII Pompeii demonstrating the vermiculatum technique Roman 2nd century BCE (6)
Photographed at the Museo Archaeologico Nazionale di Napoli in Naples, Italy
St Helena, 1429-64
Desiderio da Settignamo, Attributed Italian (Florence) Dark gray sandstone Toledo Museum of Art In the 1800's this was considered a masterpiece by the Donatello, but by the mid-20th century had been demoted to a late 19th-century forgery. Recent scholarship has stated the sculpture as a work of art from the Renaissance. The subject of the relief sculpture, has too been wrongly identified. Once thought to represent the Virgin Mary, Saint Catherine, or Saint Cecilia, the figure…
Gold Bracteate | Scandinavian | The Met
Date: 400–600. Culture: Scandinavian. Medium: Gold. Dimensions: 1 7/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/16 in. (4.8 x 4.4 x 0.4 cm). .3oz (8g). Classification: Metalwork-Gold...
Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum..
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Gold sheet appliques | East Germanic or nomadic (?) | Migration | The Met
Damm, Inciser Gürçay. 2000. "Huns and Goths: Jewelry from the Ukraine and Southern Russia." From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Katharine R
Bronze wine jug (oinochoe) with horse detail. Dated back to c. 25 BCE - 25 CE. [369x600]
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Treasures of the Tau Palace, Reims, France - Travel To Eat
Because the Kings of France were crowned at Reims, the Archbishop of Riems was one of the most powerful men in France. The cathedral had all the usual
Oval gem with eagle with wreath of victory
Red jasper. Intaglio; flat surface and bevelled edge. An eagle, its body facing right, turns its head back over the shoulder and holds a wreath of victory in its bea …
Bronze military diploma | Roman | Mid-Imperial, Antonine | The Met
Period: Mid-Imperial, Antonine. Date: ca. A.D. 149. Culture: Roman. Medium: Bronze. Dimensions: A: Overall: 5 3/16 x 4 1/8 x 1/16 in. (13.2 x 10.5 x 0.2 cm)...
Roman Chalcedony Intaglio, 1st Century BC
Roman Chalcedony Intaglio, 1st Century BCEngraved with two fishermen, facing each other, each wearing characteristic wide-brimmed hats, kneeling on rocky outcrops, each with a basket at their knees,...