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Plaster relief fragment with a male figure on a throne

Plaster relief fragment with a male figure on a throne

Cast from a Greek metal relief of the 4th century B.C. Early Imperial

Plaque representing an Egyptian open shrine (kiosk)

Plaque representing an Egyptian open shrine (kiosk)

Columns with bell-shaped capitals support the barrel roof of the kiosk. Isis(?) towers over an open-lintel doorway surmounted by lions or perhaps cats. From Egypt Roman Period

Gold pin with obsidian finial

Gold pin with obsidian finial

Gold pin wth an obsidian finial in the shape of an animal's head. Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial

Marble bust of a youth

Marble bust of a youth

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Chinese Watchtower with Four Archers

Chinese Watchtower with Four Archers

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Marble fragment of a volute krater

Marble fragment of a volute krater

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Marble torso of a youth

Marble torso of a youth

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Marble head from a statue of Harmodios

Marble head from a statue of Harmodios

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Fragmentary terracotta scyphus (drinking cup)

Fragmentary terracotta scyphus (drinking cup)

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Wall painting fragment, Roman Empire

Wall painting fragment, Roman Empire

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Marble statue of a boy

Marble statue of a boy

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Roman Terracotta scyphus (drinking cup)

Roman Terracotta scyphus (drinking cup)

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Harpokrates in an Egyptianizing Crown and holding the club of Herakles

Harpokrates in an Egyptianizing Crown and holding the club of Herakles

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Marble statue of Aphrodite loosening her sandal

Marble statue of Aphrodite loosening her sandal

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Roman Terracotta amphora (storage jar)

Roman Terracotta amphora (storage jar)

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Roman Marble female herm

Roman Marble female herm

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Wrestler's Weight with Hercules and the Nemean Lion; Wrestling Scene (reverse)

Wrestler's Weight with Hercules and the Nemean Lion; Wrestling Scene (...

Public domain photo of Buddhist sculpture, modern Pakistan, ancient civilizations, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Roman Marble relief fragment

Roman Marble relief fragment

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Roman Terracotta beaker, 2nd century

Roman Terracotta beaker, 2nd century

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Terracotta lamp, 1st century AD

Terracotta lamp, 1st century AD

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Square Pen with Six Rams

Square Pen with Six Rams

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Roman Marble head of Herakles

Roman Marble head of Herakles

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Double Spout and Bridge Bottle with Bird Demon

Double Spout and Bridge Bottle with Bird Demon

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Snake Ring, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE

Snake Ring, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE

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Curly-Tailed Animal Pendant
Roman Terracotta stemmed bowl

Roman Terracotta stemmed bowl

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Roman Bronze aryballos, bronze, Roman

Roman Bronze aryballos, bronze, Roman

Concentric circles on the bottom; high shouldered, with short, narrow neck. Imperial

Miniature Vessel, 8th century

Miniature Vessel, 8th century

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region

Earring with ball pendant and paste setting

Earring with ball pendant and paste setting

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Bone spoon, 1st century AD

Bone spoon, 1st century AD

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Gilt bronze horse's hoof and fetlock

Gilt bronze horse's hoof and fetlock

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Double-Eagle Pendant

Double-Eagle Pendant

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Glass hunt-and-scroll bottle

Glass hunt-and-scroll bottle

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Bronze object in the shape of a horn

Bronze object in the shape of a horn

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Fragmentary bronze inscription, bronze, Roman

Fragmentary bronze inscription, bronze, Roman

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Roman Bone pyxis with lid

Roman Bone pyxis with lid

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Belt Buckle with Zoomorphic Motif

Belt Buckle with Zoomorphic Motif

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Bronze phallic amulet, bronze, Roman

Bronze phallic amulet, bronze, Roman

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Lime Container (Poporo)

Lime Container (Poporo)

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Bronze forceps or tweezers, bronze

Bronze forceps or tweezers, bronze

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Double Spout Bottle, Nazca

Double Spout Bottle, Nazca

Peru, Central Andes, Rio Grande de Nasca Public domain photograph of Nazca archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Jar, 6th century, Nazca

Jar, 6th century, Nazca

Peru Public domain photograph of Nazca archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Nose Ornament, 3rd century

Nose Ornament, 3rd century

Peru Public domain photograph of gold metal object, jewelry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Pectoral, 7th century

Mesoamerican Pectoral, 7th century

Colombia Public domain photograph of gold metal object, jewelry, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Hairpin Part, 4th century

Roman Hairpin Part, 4th century

Made in Northern France Public domain photograph of French art object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Terracotta scyphus (drinking cup)

Roman Terracotta scyphus (drinking cup)

Green-glazed cup with floral sprays in relief. Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian

Bridge and Spout Bottle in Bird Form

Bridge and Spout Bottle in Bird Form

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Mesoamerican Miniature Stone Vases

Mesoamerican Miniature Stone Vases

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region

Head Covering (?), 2nd century

Head Covering (?), 2nd century

Peru Public domain photograph of textile object, Peru, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Earring with garnet

Roman Earring with garnet

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Roman Key, bronze, Roman

Roman Key, bronze, Roman

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Key, copper alloy, Roman Empire

Key, copper alloy, Roman Empire

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Key Handle, copper alloy, Roman Empire

Key Handle, copper alloy, Roman Empire

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Roman Key Latch, bronze, Roman

Roman Key Latch, bronze, Roman

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Roman Hairpin Part, 4th century

Roman Hairpin Part, 4th century

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Two Rondels with Heads, bronze

Two Rondels with Heads, bronze

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Reliquary, 3rd century, Pakistan

Reliquary, 3rd century, Pakistan

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Tiny Container With a Lid

Tiny Container With a Lid

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Marble round altar with a frieze of animals and masks

Marble round altar with a frieze of animals and masks

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Glass bead in the form of a rosette

Glass bead in the form of a rosette

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Auspicious Emblem with Five Revelers, India

Auspicious Emblem with Five Revelers, India

The torsos of the foremost revelers all share one or two common legs, a kind of visual pun much admired in India. Shunga period

Marble head of a philosopher

Marble head of a philosopher

Copy of a Greek statue of the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.

Snake bracelet, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE

Snake bracelet, Egypt, Greco-Roman Period, 332 BCE – 642 CE

From Egypt, Lower Egypt Roman Period Public domain photograph of an archaeological object, Ancient Egyptian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Burnishing tool, goldsmith's

Burnishing tool, goldsmith's

From Egypt; Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes Roman Period Public domain photograph of an archaeological object, Ancient Egyptian, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Frog, 8th century

Mesoamerican Frog, 8th century

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Temple Model, 8th century

Temple Model, 8th century

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Temple with Figures

Mesoamerican Temple with Figures

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Stone Tripod Vessel

Mesoamerican Stone Tripod Vessel

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Frog, 8th century

Mesoamerican Frog, 8th century

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Incised Plaque, 8th century

Incised Plaque, 8th century

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mesoamerican Temple with Figures

Mesoamerican Temple with Figures

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Sard ring stone

Roman Sard ring stone

Mask of Silenos conjoined with female tragic mask. Imperial Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain pho... More

Roman Glass monochrome inlay fragment

Roman Glass monochrome inlay fragment

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph of stone archaeological... More

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mesoamerican Stone Temple Model

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region Public domain photograph of stone archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bottle, Enthroned Figure, Moche culture, Northern Peru

Bottle, Enthroned Figure, Moche culture, Northern Peru

Peru Public domain photograph of archaeological object, ceramic figure, small sculpture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bottle, Figure Showing Tunic

Bottle, Figure Showing Tunic

Peru Public domain photograph of archaeological object, ceramic figure, small sculpture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Female Figure, 5th century

Female Figure, 5th century

Colombia or Ecuador Public domain photograph of archaeological object, ceramic figure, small sculpture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bowl, 1st century AD

Bowl, 1st century AD

From Levant, Petra Nabataean Public domain photograph of archaeological object, ceramics vessel, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Sherd, 1st century AD

Sherd, 1st century AD

Levant, Petra Nabataean Public domain photograph of archaeological object, ceramics vessel, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Vessel, 1st century AD

Vessel, 1st century AD

Levant, Petra Nabataean Public domain photograph of archaeological object, ceramics vessel, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Roman Glass perfume bottle

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Roman Glass hexagonal bottle

Roman Glass hexagonal bottle

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A pair of glass drinking cups

A pair of glass drinking cups

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Glass cameo fragment

Roman Glass cameo fragment

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Glass spherical bottle

Roman Glass spherical bottle

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Roman Glass perfume bottle

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Glass bottle with marvered trails

Glass bottle with marvered trails

Glass objects, Roman Empire. Public domain photograph of archaeological object, Roman Empire, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Roman Glass spindle whorl

Roman Glass spindle whorl

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Roman Glass perfume bottle

Roman Glass perfume bottle

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