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Sumerian Head
Diorite. 2144 A.C. - 2124 a.C.
Anonymous
Sumerian Head
Diorite. 2144 A.C. - 2124 a.C.
Anonymous

This is one of the largest known Sumerian heads. It is quite similar to portraits of Gudea, the most famous and intelligent ruler of Lagasch. There is very little information about the origins of this [+]

Horus falcon
Basalt, Agate. 664 A.C. - 332 a.C.
Anonymous
Horus falcon
Basalt, Agate. 664 A.C. - 332 a.C.
Anonymous

The falcon was identified with Horus, “the exalted, the one who is above”. One of the oldest gods in Egyptian mythology, Horus was associated with royalty as the guide of monarchs. The pharaoh was alw [+]

Frieze with Two Riders Racing
Terracotta. 500 A.C. - 475 a.C.
Anonymous
Frieze with Two Riders Racing
Terracotta. 500 A.C. - 475 a.C.
Anonymous

Panel from an Italian-Etruscan temple. This piece would have covered the temple’s horizontal wooden wall. As many as one hundred identical reliefs have been found at some locations in Etruria, where t [+]

Thot as a Baboon
Basalt. IV a.C. century
Anonymous
Thot as a Baboon
Basalt. IV a.C. century
Anonymous

This baboon was acquired by the Marquis of El Carpio in Rome, from an unidentified source. A drawing in the Carpio album indicates that missing parts were added. He sits with his legs flexed and his t [+]

Nectanebo I
Stone. 380 A.C. - 362 a.C.
Anonymous
Nectanebo I
Stone. 380 A.C. - 362 a.C.
Anonymous

Nactanebo (380-362 BC), first monarch of the XXX dynasty. The five royal names appear in the right column of the dorsal pillar. Horus name (Horus of the strong arm). The King of the Upper and the Lowe [+]

Portrait of the comic poet Menander
White marble. First half of the I century
Anonymous
Portrait of the comic poet Menander
White marble. First half of the I century
Anonymous

Menander (Athens, 342-293 B.C.) has not been treated fairly by posterity, as almost all the one hundred plays he wrote have been lost. They are known to us, however, through the Roman playwright Plaut [+]

Trapezophorum (table leg)
Carrara marble. I century
Anonymous
Trapezophorum (table leg)
Carrara marble. I century
Anonymous

This decorative element consists of a Roman cartibulum leg to which a bovine head crowned by a platform with volutes was added in the 17th century. The piece was restored in 1999. Paradoxically, this [+]

Head of a Male Goat
White marble. 15 - 30
Anonymous
Head of a Male Goat
White marble. 15 - 30
Anonymous

This head of a goat, formerly in the collection of the Marquis of Carpio (1629-1687), is a fragment of a sculpture depicting a common subject in Antiquity, in which a small rider (Bacchus, Cupid or Ve [+]

Pensive Muse
Africano marble, White marble. 50 - 90
Anonymous
Pensive Muse
Africano marble, White marble. 50 - 90
Anonymous

The late Hellenistic relief of The Apotheosis of Homer in the British Museum in London includes a muse almost identical to this one at the entrance to a grotto, attentively listening to the lyre music [+]

The God of Sleep
Marble. 50 - 75
Anonymous
The God of Sleep
Marble. 50 - 75
Anonymous

An Italian sculptor, probably one of Bernini’s pupils, added a head, hands, trunk and legs to a Roman torso based on an athlete by pupil of Polyclitus (5th century BC), transforming it into a personif [+]

Hercules
Marble. 75 - 100
Anonymous
Hercules
Marble. 75 - 100
Anonymous

Hercules, who was deified for his superhuman labours, wears a hero’s band around his hair. With his beard and dignified appearance he resembles the Greek philosophers who venerated the hero as a model [+]

Portrait said to be of Lycurgus
White marble. Early II century
Anonymous
Portrait said to be of Lycurgus
White marble. Early II century
Anonymous

This poorly preserved Roman copy of a Greek original from around 290 b.c.e. belongs to a rather irregular group of five Roman copies of a scupture baselessly identified with Lycurgus of Sparta. It pre [+]

Portrait of the Writer, Xenophon
White marble. II century
Anonymous
Portrait of the Writer, Xenophon
White marble. II century
Anonymous

This portrait of the writer Xenophon (430-354 b.c.e.), who was a disciple of Socrates in Athens and later commanded an army serving the Persians and Spartans, was not identified until 1949, when a her [+]

Dacian from Trajan’s Forum
Africano marble, Bigio antico, Marmo greco scritto. 120 - 130
Anonymous
Dacian from Trajan’s Forum
Africano marble, Bigio antico, Marmo greco scritto. 120 - 130
Anonymous

The present head, to which the bust was added in the eighteenth century, probably belonged to one of the statues of captured Dacians (from Dacia, the region to the West of the Black Sea) in Trajan’s F [+]

Bacchus
Marble. 125 - 150
Anonymous
Bacchus
Marble. 125 - 150
Anonymous

El pequeño torso de mármol fue completado acertadamente como Baco o como Dioniso por el restaurador del siglo XVII. La estatuilla se ajusta a un tipo de representación muy difundida de Dioniso, quien [+]

The Muse Polymnia
White marble. 130 - 150
Anonymous
The Muse Polymnia
White marble. 130 - 150
Anonymous

This marble statue and other seven more (E000068, E000041, E000040, E000062, E000061, E000038, E000037) were unearthed in about 1500 in Hadrian´s Villa at Tivoli, where the decorated the stage of the [+]

The Muse Urania
Marble. 130 - 150
Anonymous
The Muse Urania
Marble. 130 - 150
Anonymous

This marble statue and other seven more (E000068, E000041, E000040, E000061, E000038, E000069, E000037) were unearthed in about 1500 in Hadrian´s Villa at Tivoli, where the decorated the stage of the [+]

Egyptian Priest
Grey marble. 130 - 140
Anonymous
Egyptian Priest
Grey marble. 130 - 140
Anonymous

This statue and its pair (E00414) were found in the area of the Egyptian sanctuaries at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, near Rome. Cardinal Camillo Massimo (1620-1677), their first owner following their re [+]

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