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Helladic, Mycenaean    Terracotta stirrup jar with octopus    1200–1100 B.C. at the Met

Met Museum Ceramic Collections

Founded in 1870 in New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. The Metropolitan Museum of Art attracts some five million people a year. This cultural gem is settled close to other historic sites of New York – few steps from the grand Central Park and the ultimate…

Dress Ornament Byzantine, 6th-7th century AD The Walters Art Museum

Dress Ornament Byzantine, 6th-7th century AD The Walters Art Museum

A cameo glass skyphos with charioteers Italy, first half of the 1st Century A.D.

A cameo glass skyphos with charioteers Italy, first half of the 1st Century A.D.

The blue vase from Pompeii. Naples, National Archaeological Museum. Kind concession MiBACT: National Archaeological Museum.

'Mito e Natura: Dalla Grecia a Pompei' on view at the Palazzo Reale in Milan for Expo 2015 - Alain.R.Truong

Fresco, Pompei, Casa del Bracciale d’Oro. Kind concession MiBACT: Special Superintendency for the Archaeological Heritage of...

Amphora ROME / ROMANS : More At FOSTERGINGER @ Pinterest

Amphora

Ancient Egyptian Furniture: Pictures

Ancient Egyptian Furniture: Pictures

Lekythos of pottery decorated in black figure style on a white ground with a scene representing Achilles delivering up the body of Hector to Priam: Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient Greek, Attic, by the Edinburgh Painter, 5th century BC, c. 500 BC © National Museums Scotland

Lekythos of pottery decorated in black figure style on a white ground with a scene representing Achilles delivering up the body of Hector to Priam: Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient Greek, Attic, by the Edinburgh Painter, 5th century BC, c. 500 BC © National Museums Scotland

Hand-carved rock crystal swan vessel dating to 1600 B.C. Mycenae

rock crystal duck/swan 1600BC Mycenae

I didn't take this photo. It is from an Athens National Museum catalogue. As I wandered around the Museum, living a dream, I spotted this creation among all the golden glories of Mykanae. In my eyes it comes close to one of the most beautiful objects I have ever seen. I could imagine it being a cup, perhaps dedicated to Leda. I could imagine the hands of a priestess cupping it reverently as she prayed to her Goddess. I could imagine the lips of a Greek warrior sipping sweet wine from it…

A gold perfume bottle found in Heerlen, The Netherlands - Roman era, 2nd century AD

Topstukkengalerij | Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

A gold perfume bottle found in Heerlen, The Netherlands - Roman era, 2nd century AD

Bronze lamp. Roman, c. 2nd century A.D.

Bronze lamp. Roman, c. 2nd century A.D.

Jefe del Personal con el búho, del siglo 5 al 10 de Colombia, el oro fundido Sinú.

Owl Staff Head | Zenú | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date: A.D. 1–1000. Geography: Colombia. Culture: Zenú. Medium: Gold. Dimensions: H. 4 3/4 x W. 2 5/8 x D. 1 3/4 in. (12.1 x 6.7 x 4.5 cm). Classification...

Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup) | Etruscan | Late Classical | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup) | Etruscan | Late Classical | The Met

Terracotta kantharos (drinking cup) | Etruscan | Late Classical | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Gold chieftain sculptures from Colombia  								Colombia   Tumbaga(gold and copper)  14th century

World jewellery Museum

Anatolia and the Caucasus, 500–1000 A.D. | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Anatolia and the Caucasus, 500–1000 A.D. | Chronology | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Anatolia remains one of the most important territories of the Byzantine empire during this period. Eastern Anatolia becomes increasingly militarized in the 600s due to Persian and Arab invasions. The Iconoclastic controversy affects all the empire, including this region, until around 850, when Byzantium restores economic prosperity and military security.”