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ANCIENT ROME: HOUSE SLAVE.
A slave serving the diners in the triclinium of a weatlhy home in ancient Rome. Drawing, c1935.
CHINA: PALACES OF CH'IN.
Landscape of palaces of the Ch'in Dynasty (221-206 B.C.). Detail of a painted silk scroll, Sung Dynasty, 12th century, attributed to Chao Po-Chu.
The disembarkation of Cleopatra at Tarsus. Oil on canvas, c1642-43, by Claude Lorrain.
APHRODITE ON A GOOSE.
Attic red-figured vase. c460 B.C. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
AESOP, *c600+ BC, Greek poet of fables - colored woodcut by Michael Wolgemut from the Nuremberg Chronicle (Schedel's World History), 1493
EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD.
Ancient Egyptian cleansing ritual. Painting on papyrus from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, 1100-900 B.C. Full credit: Archiv Gerstenberg - ullstein bild / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
Early 5th century B.C. Arrowheads, spearheads, and dagger found at Marathon. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
ETRUSCAN ART, 474 B.C.
Etruscan bronze helmet dedicated at Olympia by Hieron of Syracuse after his victory over the Etruscans, 474 B.C. 'Hieron, son of Deinomenes, and the Syracusans to Zeus; Etruscan, from Cumae.'
VERONESE: FAMILY OF DARIUS.
The Family of Darius before Alexander. Oil on canvas.
MEXICO: OLMEC MONUMENT.
Monumental Olmec stone figures at Parque La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico, from c900-100 B.C. Photograph, c1980.
PLATO (c427-c347 B.C.).
Greek philosopher. Engraving.
CYRUS II (600-529 B.C.).
Known as Cyrus the Great. King of Persia 550-529 B.C. Engraving. Full credit: Tal - Rue des Archives / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
(356-323 B.C.). King of Macedonia. Marble relief by Andrea Verrocchio, c1480.
The Parthenon on the rock of Acropolis, Athens, Greece.
ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.)
Greek philosopher. Aristotle tutoring Alexander the Great, c342-335 B.C. Painting, c1895, by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris.
Reputed Greek fabulist. Woodcut, German, 1498.
Wood engraving, 19th century.
ROMAN WOMAN, 25 B.C.
A young Roman woman decanting perfume into an alabaster vessel. Roman fresco, c25 B.C.
HOMER: THE ILIAD.
The Trojan Horse. Drawing, c1918, by Willy Pogany.
EGYPT: ROSETTA STONE.
Display table for the Rosetta Stone, inscribed c196 B.C. Line engraving, 19th century.
ULYSSES AND CALYPSO
on an Attic red-figured hydria, 5th century B.C.
CHINA: JADE ELEPHANT.
Anyang period, c1300-c1030 B.C.
TEMPLE OF JERUSALEM.
Roman general Pompey the Great committing the sacrilege of entering the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Jerusalem, 1st century B.C. Illumination by Jean Fouquet from a 15th century French edition of Flavius Josephus' 'Antiquities of the Jews.'
DEAD SEA SCROLLS.
The Habakkuk Commentary, columns 8-9, from Qumran. 1st-2nd century B.C.
Greek civilization, 4th-3rd century b.C. Goldsmithery. Gold earrings. Full Credit: DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
Clay amphora from Vulci (Italy). Etruscan Civilization, 9th-1st Century BC. Full Credit: DEA / G. NIMATALLAH / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
Artifacts excavated in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jeruasalem, Herodian period, 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D.
CHINA: TOMB MODEL.
Earthenware tomb model of a structure with a moat. Han Dynasty, 206 B.C.-220 A.D.
GREEK STATUETTE: WOMAN.
Greek stone statuette of a woman. From Tanagra, c250 B.C.
MEXICO: OLMEC MONUMENT.
'Estela Del Rey (Stele of the King).' Olmec stone monument at Parque La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico, 1500-200 B.C.
The Ramesseum is dedicated to both Ramses II and the god Amon. No Credit Given.
Hieroglyphic covered columns stand in the Temple of Isis at Philae. No Credit Given.
ROMAN COIN: EGYPT.
Chained crocodile, representing the capture of Egypt, on the reverse of a Roman gold aureus from the reign of Augustus, 27 B.C., commemorating the defeat of Marc Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium in 31 B.C.
ALEXANDER & DARIUS 330 B.C.
Alexander the Great discovering the body of Darius, King of Persia, murdered by his Satrap, Bessus, in 330 B.C: engraving after Gustave Dore.
VISIT TO THE NEWLYWED.
Attic red-figured epinetron, 430-420 B.C.
GREEK CUP: HERAKLES.
Attic red-figured cup. Herakles and Busiris, by Epiktetos. About 510 B.C. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
CHINA: INCENSE BURNER.
'Po-shan-lu' (detail) from a Chinese ceramic incense burner showing a tiger triumphing over a hunter, Han Dynasty, probably 2nd century B.C.
BABYLONIAN CLAY TABLET
describing fall of Assyrian capital of Nineveh in 612 B.C. From Babylon, 6th century B.C.
GREEK GOLD EARRING.
From Athens, c800 B.C. RESTRICTED OUTSIDE US.
CONFUCIUS (c551-479 B.C.).
Chinese philosopher. Statue of Confucius in the temple at Canton. Wood engraving, French, c1867, after a drawing by …mile Therond.
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