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Coptic - Male Nude with a Cheetah - Walters 7142

Coptic - Male Nude with a Cheetah - Walters 7142

This plaque has four original drill holes, probably for attaching it to a piece of furniture. It is from the same set as another ivory in the museum's collection, Walters 71.60.

Coptic - Plaque with a Female Figure - Walters 7134

Coptic - Plaque with a Female Figure - Walters 7134

This carving of a partially nude woman draped in a cloth was most likely used to decorate a piece of household furniture. The plaque, found at Alexandria (in Northern Egypt), was buried in the earth for many c... More

Coptic - Plaque with Allegorical Relief - Walters 711113

Coptic - Plaque with Allegorical Relief - Walters 711113

Carved from the widest part of a hippopotamus tooth, this panel was originally attached to a box or a piece of furniture. The figures have not been identified fully but may represent a river goddess in the cen... More

Coptic - Plaque with Apollo - Walters 7143

Coptic - Plaque with Apollo - Walters 7143

Following the traditions of Greek sculpture, Apollo is shown leaning languidly against a tree with one arm resting on his lyre (harp). Mythological figures, although pagan, continued to be used as decorative m... More

Coptic - Plaque with Dionysos, Ariadne, and Eros - Walters 711127

Coptic - Plaque with Dionysos, Ariadne, and Eros - Walters 711127

Illustrated here is the mythological story of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine, discovering the sleeping nymph, Ariadne, with Eros (Cupid) alluding to their future roles as lovers. In Egypt, Dionysos was also c... More

Coptic - Plaque with Satyr - Walters 71620

Coptic - Plaque with Satyr - Walters 71620

A lively satyr (half-goat, half-man) carries a large bundle on this fragment of a plaque. The figure is carved in low relief, with colored wax used to highlight the patterns. Bone plaques were used to decorate ... More

Coptic - Plaque with Winged Victory and Autumn - Walters 7151

Coptic - Plaque with Winged Victory and Autumn - Walters 7151

A winged victory holds a bunch of grapes as a reference to the fall season. Autumn, in the form of a male personification, cradles harvest fruits and leans out in a dynamic, diagonal pose. He hovers above a r... More

Coptic - Virgin and Child - Walters 71297 (2)

Coptic - Virgin and Child - Walters 71297 (2)

This unusually large ivory carving, its shape corresponding to the shape of a tusk, shows the Christ Child embracing his mother in a pose of tender intimacy. It is one of the earliest examples of what in later... More

Coptic - Virgin and Child - Walters 71297

Coptic - Virgin and Child - Walters 71297

This unusually large ivory carving, its shape corresponding to the shape of a tusk, shows the Christ Child embracing his mother in a pose of tender intimacy. It is one of the earliest examples of what in later... More

Egyptian - Female Figure - Walters 711097

Egyptian - Female Figure - Walters 711097

This nude female figure, with raised arms and flying drapery, has been cut at the thighs. It was part of a border of similar figures, and has been broken along the top and bottom edges.

Egyptian - Female Figure - Walters 7160

Egyptian - Female Figure - Walters 7160

A nude female with drapery falling behind her holds a basket. A partridge is shown below within a square. The plaque is semicircular in section and was dyed and is now a warm buff color. It has been broken in h... More

Egyptian - Gladiator or Warrior - Walters 541517 - Three Quarter

Egyptian - Gladiator or Warrior - Walters 541517 - Three Quarter

The man holds a small shield in his right hand to protect him from attack. Recent research on skeletons of gladiators has shown that they not only needed muscular power to succeed in their profession but also p... More

Egyptian - Head of Serapis - Walters 23203

Egyptian - Head of Serapis - Walters 23203

Anonymous (Egyptian). 'Head of Serapis,' 2nd century. calcite. Walters Art Museum (23.203): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Egyptian - Isis Holding a Cobra - Walters 542016 - View A

Egyptian - Isis Holding a Cobra - Walters 542016 - View A

This attire of the Egyptian goddess Isis features the characteristic "Isis knot" between the breasts. The sheaves of grain flanking her crown are not an Egyptian attribute but associate Isis with Demeter, the G... More

Egyptian - Isis-Fortuna - Walters 54943 - Group

Egyptian - Isis-Fortuna - Walters 54943 - Group

From the second half of the first millennium BC the goddess Isis became more and more popular outside Egypt. Particularly during the Roman period, she was worshipped as a goddess who unites all other goddesses ... More

Egyptian - Nude Female - Walters 7152

Egyptian - Nude Female - Walters 7152

This subtle carving of an undraped female appears to be in the round, but is actually a high relief. The thin background has been broken away all around the figure and only two fragents of it at her right hand ... More

Egyptian - Woman's Head - Walters 48324

Egyptian - Woman's Head - Walters 48324

Handle projects above top of head; punched holes in ears; punched hole in head into interior. Neck stopped with plaster as base.

Greco-Roman - Cupid - Walters 541179

Greco-Roman - Cupid - Walters 541179

Venus's son Cupid, the god of love, is depicted as a playful infant.

Greco-Roman - Eros - Walters 541176

Greco-Roman - Eros - Walters 541176

Anonymous (Greco-Roman). 'Eros ?,' 100 BC-200. bronze. Walters Art Museum (54.1176): Acquired before 1931.

Greco-Roman - Venus Loosening Her Sandel - Walters 54963

Greco-Roman - Venus Loosening Her Sandel - Walters 54963

Venus, goddess of love, and her son Cupid were favorite subjects in Greek and Roman sculpture. They appear in a variety of compositions, many of which were copied during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The... More

Greek - Aged Herakles - Walters 54764 - Detail A

Greek - Aged Herakles - Walters 54764 - Detail A

This bronze statuette depicts a heavy-set Herakles in a rare moment of quiet. His shoulders are covered with a lion skin that gathers in a generous fold behind his neck. The drooping lion skin is visual contras... More

Greek - Aged Herakles - Walters 54764 - Three Quarter

Greek - Aged Herakles - Walters 54764 - Three Quarter

This bronze statuette depicts a heavy-set Herakles in a rare moment of quiet. His shoulders are covered with a lion skin that gathers in a generous fold behind his neck. The drooping lion skin is visual contras... More

Greek - Aged Herakles - Walters 54764

Greek - Aged Herakles - Walters 54764

This bronze statuette depicts a heavy-set Herakles in a rare moment of quiet. His shoulders are covered with a lion skin that gathers in a generous fold behind his neck. The drooping lion skin is visual contras... More

Greek - Alexander the Great - Walters 541075

Greek - Alexander the Great - Walters 541075

Said to be from Alexandria, the city in Egypt founded by Alexander in 331 BCE, this small bronze statuette depicts the youthful Alexander with long, full hair. His hair, with the characteristic "anastole," and ... More

Greek - Aphrodite - Walters 2399

Greek - Aphrodite - Walters 2399

This semi-draped rendering of Aphrodite was once painted and may have been made for a domestic or garden setting. The elongated proportions, narrow torso, and high, close-set breasts are typical of the Hellenis... More

Greek - Apollo and Artemis - Walters 237

Greek - Apollo and Artemis - Walters 237

The model for this relief was probably a dedicatory offering on the Athenian Acropolis. Copies intended for decorating the home were produced as late as the 2nd century. Several other almost identical examples... More

Greek - Eros with a Bow and Arrow - Walters 541180

Greek - Eros with a Bow and Arrow - Walters 541180

Eros, god of love and son of Aphrodite, was a popular subject for small bronze or silver statuettes. Eros spread his gift of love among mortals and the gods by means of his bow and arrows.

Greek - Head of a Nymph - Walters 23228 - Three Quarter

Greek - Head of a Nymph - Walters 23228 - Three Quarter

This head of a nymph has a work surface and discoloration. The teeth have been restored with plaster. The piece is from a group with a satyr: an invitation to dance.

Greek - Head of a Youth - Walters 23216

Greek - Head of a Youth - Walters 23216

This head of a youth is carved in the round. There is heavy encrustation, partially removed from the right side of the face. The piece has pick damage, and the nose has been cut off by a saw.

Greek - Head of an Athlete - Walters 23103 - Three Quarter

Greek - Head of an Athlete - Walters 23103 - Three Quarter

The unusual hairstyle, with twisted locks falling down the back of the head, the receding forehead, and the flaring nostrils suggest that the subject is an athlete. The exaggerated features are characteristic o... More

Greek - Herakles as a Child - Walters 541002 - Back

Greek - Herakles as a Child - Walters 541002 - Back

This small bronze statuette depicts a young boy holding a club, which he rests upon his shoulder. His nude body is somewhat chubby and has the proportions of a young child. His right hand is outstretched, and h... More

Greek - Herakles as a Child - Walters 541002 - Three Quarter

Greek - Herakles as a Child - Walters 541002 - Three Quarter

This small bronze statuette depicts a young boy holding a club, which he rests upon his shoulder. His nude body is somewhat chubby and has the proportions of a young child. His right hand is outstretched, and h... More

Greek - Herakles as a Child - Walters 541002

Greek - Herakles as a Child - Walters 541002

This small bronze statuette depicts a young boy holding a club, which he rests upon his shoulder. His nude body is somewhat chubby and has the proportions of a young child. His right hand is outstretched, and h... More

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374 - Back

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374 - Back

Anonymous (Roman). 'Hercules,' Roman copy: 1st century BC-AD 1st century; Greek original: 3rd century BC. marble. Walters Art Museum (23.74): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374 - Detail

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374 - Detail

Anonymous (Roman). 'Hercules,' Roman copy: 1st century BC-AD 1st century; Greek original: 3rd century BC. marble. Walters Art Museum (23.74): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374 - Three Quarter

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374 - Three Quarter

Anonymous (Roman). 'Hercules,' Roman copy: 1st century BC-AD 1st century; Greek original: 3rd century BC. marble. Walters Art Museum (23.74): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374

Greek - Hercules - Walters 2374

Anonymous (Roman). 'Hercules,' Roman copy: 1st century BC-AD 1st century; Greek original: 3rd century BC. marble. Walters Art Museum (23.74): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Greek - Satyr - Walters 2381 - Three Quarter

Greek - Satyr - Walters 2381 - Three Quarter

The satyr's outstretched right arm once supported a figure of the drunken Dionysus, now lost, whose left arm circled the satyr's shoulders. Hellenistic artists frequently carved similar scenes, fascinated both... More

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Walters 2384 - View A

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Wal...

The Muses were the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory) and were associated with various arts: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Euterpe (flute-playing), Terpsichore (lyric poetry and dance), Era... More

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Walters 2384 - View B

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Wal...

The Muses were the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory) and were associated with various arts: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Euterpe (flute-playing), Terpsichore (lyric poetry and dance), Era... More

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Walters 2384 - View C

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Wal...

The Muses were the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory) and were associated with various arts: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Euterpe (flute-playing), Terpsichore (lyric poetry and dance), Era... More

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Walters 2384 - View D

Greek - Seated Muse or Nymph on Rock (Adaptation of Urania Type) - Wal...

The Muses were the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne (Memory) and were associated with various arts: Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Euterpe (flute-playing), Terpsichore (lyric poetry and dance), Era... More

Greek - Standing Figure of a Girl Holding a Bird - Walters 2362

Greek - Standing Figure of a Girl Holding a Bird - Walters 2362

This girld holds a bird in her left hand and holds her dress with her right. She wears a high girdle. The right lower arm has been restored (possibly ancient). The head is gone, and the piece is broken at the base.

Greek - Statue Fragment of the Head of a Young Satyr - Walters 23110

Greek - Statue Fragment of the Head of a Young Satyr - Walters 23110

The pointed ears, tousled hair, and mischievous facial expression identify this head, broken off from a statue, as that of a young satyr. Satyrs were mostly human mythological creatures who often sported the ta... More

Greek - Woman - Walters 2388

Greek - Woman - Walters 2388

The size of this statue indicates that it was created to be a public monument, most likely representing a local benefactor. The pose, gesture, and pattern of the drapery are characteristic of Hellenistic portra... More

Italian - Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius - Walters 54663

Italian - Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius - Walters 54663

This is a reduction of the monumental statue on the Capitoline Hill, Rome, dedicated in AD 176- the only equestrian statue from antiquity to have survived. It escaped being melted down for cannon because it wa... More

Italian - Female Panther - Walters 5438

Italian - Female Panther - Walters 5438

There are many versions of this popular subject. The lost ancient prototype was from a sculpture group in which a team of harnessed panthers drew the chariot of Bacchus, god of wine and revelry, on his triumph... More

Italian - Hercules and Cacus - Walters 54248

Italian - Hercules and Cacus - Walters 54248

In 1583, a marble statue group with the broken, entwined torsos of two muscular wrestlers was discovered in Rome. Sculptors tried to imagine compositions that would complete them, one being the struggle of Her... More

Italian - The Farnese Hercules - Walters 54727

Italian - The Farnese Hercules - Walters 54727

This statuette, depicting the demigod Hercules resting between his labors, is a reduction of a colossal marble statue (over 10 ft. high) executed by the sculptor Glykon in the early 3rd century. It, in turn, wa... More

Lysippos - Torso of Hercules Resting (Fragment) - Walters 2365

Lysippos - Torso of Hercules Resting (Fragment) - Walters 2365

This marble torso is a fragment of a small-scale copy of a famous, lost bronze statue by the Greek sculptor Lysippus (ca. 320 BC) of the hero Hercules leaning on his club after completing the last of his labors... More

Praenestine - Cista Handle in the Form of a Man Somersaulting - Walters 5498

Praenestine - Cista Handle in the Form of a Man Somersaulting - Walter...

Cistae were containers used to safeguard precious objects, including mirrors, perfume flasks, and cosmetics. A particular type of cista was made during the 4th and 3rd centuries BC in Praeneste, a site in Latiu... More

Praenestine - Cista Handle in the Form of a Woman Somersaulting - Walters 54101

Praenestine - Cista Handle in the Form of a Woman Somersaulting - Walt...

Cistae were containers used to safeguard precious objects, including mirrors, perfume flasks, and cosmetics. A particular type of cista was made during the 4th and 3rd centuries BC in Praeneste, a site in Latiu... More

Praenestine - Cista Handle in the Form of Two Wrestlers - Walters 54936

Praenestine - Cista Handle in the Form of Two Wrestlers - Walters 5493...

Cistae were containers used to safeguard precious objects, including mirrors, perfume flasks, and cosmetics. A particular type of cista was made during the 4th and 3rd centuries BC in Praeneste, a site in Latiu... More

Roman - Actor with Right Arm Extended - Walters 54746

Roman - Actor with Right Arm Extended - Walters 54746

The grimacing face drawn into a grimace, with broad mouth, snub nose, and deep furrows across the forehead indicate that the figure is an actor. He wears the clothing of a slave- a short tunic tied over one sho... More

Roman - Amazon - Walters 2392

Roman - Amazon - Walters 2392

In mythology, Amazons were mighty female warriors who fought against the Greeks. These sensual but fierce women offered Classical sculptors the opportunity to depict the bared female breast. This statue reprodu... More

Roman - Apollo and Herakles Fighting Over the Tripod - Walters 23164

Roman - Apollo and Herakles Fighting Over the Tripod - Walters 23164

Herakles, on the left, is identified by his club and the lion skin knotted across his chest. He is shown attempting to carry off the Delphic tripod belonging to Apollo, who pursues him. The rigidly balanced com... More

Roman - Artemis and Apollo - Walters 7129

Roman - Artemis and Apollo - Walters 7129

Artemis and Apollo sit on a rock under a grape arbor, a dog between them. Artemis is dressed in hunting boots and short chiton, her quiver visible behind her right shoulder, torch in hand. Apollo, nude, holds a... More

Roman - Athena Promachos - Walters 54777

Roman - Athena Promachos - Walters 54777

Many religions were syncretistic, meaning that as they grew and came into contact with other religions, they adopted new beliefs and modified their practices to reflect their changing environment. Both Greek an... More

Roman - Attendant of Mithras with Signs of the Zodiac - Walters 23238

Roman - Attendant of Mithras with Signs of the Zodiac - Walters 23238

Mithras was a Persian creation god, as well as the god of light. Mithraism, the mystery religion associated with him, spread throughout the Roman Empire. Initiation into Mithraism was restricted to men and was ... More

Roman - Bust of Alexander the Great - Walters 23121

Roman - Bust of Alexander the Great - Walters 23121

Starting from his base in Macedon in northern Greece, Alexander conquered the Persian Empire in 331 BC and went on to forge an empire that ultimately stretched to India. He founded the city of Alexandria in tha... More

Roman - Copy of the Aphrodite of Knidos - Walters 2398

Roman - Copy of the Aphrodite of Knidos - Walters 2398

Most Hellenistic representations of Aphrodite were inspired by the Aphrodite of Cnidus, a statue made by Praxiteles in about 364 BC, of which this is a copy. The original was made for the island of Cos, which h... More

Roman - Corinthian Capital - Walters 23188

Roman - Corinthian Capital - Walters 23188

This white marble capital has a limy incrustation.

Roman - Corinthian Capital - Walters 23189 - View A

Roman - Corinthian Capital - Walters 23189 - View A

This capital has four holes- perhaps for ornaments (?). The piece has a limy incrustation.

Roman - Deity or Genius of the Eastern Provinces - Walters 541330

Roman - Deity or Genius of the Eastern Provinces - Walters 541330

Many religions were syncretistic, meaning that as they grew and came into contact with other religions, they adopted new beliefs and modified their practices to reflect their changing environment. Both Greek an... More

Roman - Diana - Walters 2391

Roman - Diana - Walters 2391

This sculpture depicts Diana. The head and both arms are to be attached (?) and are currently missing. There are holes for dowels. The drapery and legs have been repaired, the legs base, and support may be rest... More

Roman - Dionysus - Walters 23182

Roman - Dionysus - Walters 23182

Dionysus is seen in profile, tightly wrapped in his voluminous mantle, with his covered left arm bent and resting against his hip. He holds his scepter-like attribute in his right hand. His hairstyle, with two ... More

Roman - Dog - Walters 23193 - Side

Roman - Dog - Walters 23193 - Side

This white marble dog with a brown patina has been carved in the round. There are drill holes and rough chiselling on the base. The figure is prone with his head turned back. There is a strut under the left foreleg.

Roman - Emperor Wearing a Toga - Walters 23226

Roman - Emperor Wearing a Toga - Walters 23226

This colossal statue of an emperor wears a toga and elaborately decorated shoes that indicate the figure's high status. These details identify it as a type of honorary statue similar to those erected in the For... More

Roman - Eros - Walters 54724

Roman - Eros - Walters 54724

The figure's chubby, child-like body and the arrangement of the hair suggest that the subject is a wingless Eros (the child-god of love). The pose indicates that he originally rode astride a plunging dolphin, a... More

Roman - Female Head - Walters 23138

Roman - Female Head - Walters 23138

This female head has hollow eyes and wears her hair in a knob on the left side. The piece is much worn.

Roman - Female Head - Walters 23154

Roman - Female Head - Walters 23154

This female head has hair in a knot at the back and wears a double band.

Roman - Female Head of the Type of Ariadne or Niobid - Walters 23144 - Right

Roman - Female Head of the Type of Ariadne or Niobid - Walters 23144 -...

This female head is of the Ariadne or Niobid type. The piece is chiselled hollow for fitting an arm at the right side of the head.

Roman - Female Portrait Head - Walters 23142

Roman - Female Portrait Head - Walters 23142

This female has short hair combed towards the front with a knot on the front of the head. There is a braid behind her right ear. The bust is hollow and has broken across the base of the neck. The nose has been restored.

Roman - Figure of a Man - Walters 71304

Roman - Figure of a Man - Walters 71304

The figure of a man (consul (?)) sits beneath a low arch with brickwork, between two columns with stylized Corinthian capitals. He is bareheaded, wears a tunic and pallium, and holds in his hand what appears to... More

Roman - Fragments of a Head - Walters 23104

Roman - Fragments of a Head - Walters 23104

The right side and top of the head with the right ear and parts of the front and back of neck and bust are preserved.

Roman - Gaia - Walters 54874

Roman - Gaia - Walters 54874

Many religions were syncretistic, meaning that as they grew and came into contact with other religions, they adopted new beliefs and modified their practices to reflect their changing environment. Both Greek an... More

Roman - Ganymede - Walters 23153 - Three Quarter

Roman - Ganymede - Walters 23153 - Three Quarter

This statuette of Ganymede is carved in the round. There is an eagle's claw on the right side with prongs from attachment to the eagle on the right shoulder and back. The arms and legs are broken off.

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Back

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Back

The statuette represents the "genius," or spirit, of an important official. Such deities were honored in household cults during this period. The figure wears a toga that has been pulled up to cover his head, as... More

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Detail A

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Detail A

The statuette represents the "genius," or spirit, of an important official. Such deities were honored in household cults during this period. The figure wears a toga that has been pulled up to cover his head, as... More

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Left Side

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Left Side

The statuette represents the "genius," or spirit, of an important official. Such deities were honored in household cults during this period. The figure wears a toga that has been pulled up to cover his head, as... More

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Right Side

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Right Side

The statuette represents the "genius," or spirit, of an important official. Such deities were honored in household cults during this period. The figure wears a toga that has been pulled up to cover his head, as... More

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Three Quarter Left

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Three Quarter Left

The statuette represents the "genius," or spirit, of an important official. Such deities were honored in household cults during this period. The figure wears a toga that has been pulled up to cover his head, as... More

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329

Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329

The statuette represents the "genius," or spirit, of an important official. Such deities were honored in household cults during this period. The figure wears a toga that has been pulled up to cover his head, as... More

Roman - Half-Draped Aphrodite - Walters 2386

Roman - Half-Draped Aphrodite - Walters 2386

In this version of the nude Aphrodite, the goddess draws her garment around her. Her pose and the demure gesture of her hand closely follow the famous statue of the Aphrodite of Cnidus by Praxiteles.

Roman - Head - Walters 23187

Roman - Head - Walters 23187

This head is of a bearded male. He has long hair and a stephané. The back is flattened and the piece is cut off at the neck with a dowel hole in the bottom.

Roman - Head of a Boy, Possibly Lucius, Son of Agrippa (?) - Walters 23124

Roman - Head of a Boy, Possibly Lucius, Son of Agrippa (?) - Walters 2...

This head of a boy has hair that is broken and worn, and covered with dirt. The face is clean, possibly recut. The piece is broken at the neck. It is probably a forgery.

Roman - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23146 - Back

Roman - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23146 - Back

This head is a fragment of one of the finest existing replicas of Phidias' statue known as the "Hera Borghese." The preeminent sculptor of Athens in the High Classical period, Phidias was also the creator of th... More

Roman - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23146 - Left Profile

Roman - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23146 - Left Profile

This head is a fragment of one of the finest existing replicas of Phidias' statue known as the "Hera Borghese." The preeminent sculptor of Athens in the High Classical period, Phidias was also the creator of th... More

Roman - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23146 - Right Profile

Roman - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23146 - Right Profile

This head is a fragment of one of the finest existing replicas of Phidias' statue known as the "Hera Borghese." The preeminent sculptor of Athens in the High Classical period, Phidias was also the creator of th... More

Roman - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23146 - Three Quarter Left

Roman - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23146 - Three Quarter Left

This head is a fragment of one of the finest existing replicas of Phidias' statue known as the "Hera Borghese." The preeminent sculptor of Athens in the High Classical period, Phidias was also the creator of th... More

Roman - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23146

Roman - Head of a Goddess - Walters 23146

This head is a fragment of one of the finest existing replicas of Phidias' statue known as the "Hera Borghese." The preeminent sculptor of Athens in the High Classical period, Phidias was also the creator of th... More

Roman - Head of a Member of the Julio-Claudian Family, Possibly Tiberius - Walters 23190 - Three Quarter

Roman - Head of a Member of the Julio-Claudian Family, Possibly Tiberi...

The head originally surmounted a bust. The hair was very delicately chiseled after casting, the eyebrows incised. The sockets are perforated and the eyes were inset. It is impossible to identify the person posi... More

Roman - Head of a Satyr - Walters 23126 - Right

Roman - Head of a Satyr - Walters 23126 - Right

This head possibly belonged to a grave monument. Circular holes in the head are probably for the insertion of horns, which along with the wreath identify the boy as a satyr, one of the followers of the Roman wi... More

Roman - Head of a Satyr - Walters 23126 - Three Quarter

Roman - Head of a Satyr - Walters 23126 - Three Quarter

This head possibly belonged to a grave monument. Circular holes in the head are probably for the insertion of horns, which along with the wreath identify the boy as a satyr, one of the followers of the Roman wi... More

Roman - Head of a Satyr - Walters 23126

Roman - Head of a Satyr - Walters 23126

This head possibly belonged to a grave monument. Circular holes in the head are probably for the insertion of horns, which along with the wreath identify the boy as a satyr, one of the followers of the Roman wi... More

Roman - Head of a Satyr - Walters 23129

Roman - Head of a Satyr - Walters 23129

This satyr wears a garland of leaves in his hair. The back of the head and neck have been restored. The piece is possibly from a relief. The pupils of the eyes are drawn.

Roman - Head of a Satyr - Walters 2315

Roman - Head of a Satyr - Walters 2315

Anonymous (Roman). 'Head of a Satyr,' 4th century. marble. Walters Art Museum (23.15): Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902.

Roman - Head of a Sleeping Cupid - Walters 23134

Roman - Head of a Sleeping Cupid - Walters 23134

Cupid, the god of love and son of Venus, resting from his strenuous job of causing humans to fall in love, was a popular motif during the Roman imperial period. This fragment might have belonged to a sarcophagu... More

Roman - Head of a Woman - Walters 23143 - Back

Roman - Head of a Woman - Walters 23143 - Back

This head has the highly polished surface distinctive of the Antonine period and a part of the original hairstyle at the nape of the neck, but the piece was drastically re-carved in the late 3rd to early 4th ce... More

Roman - Head of a Woman - Walters 23143 - Left

Roman - Head of a Woman - Walters 23143 - Left

This head has the highly polished surface distinctive of the Antonine period and a part of the original hairstyle at the nape of the neck, but the piece was drastically re-carved in the late 3rd to early 4th ce... More

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