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A woman wearing a headdress

A woman wearing a headdress

Format: Hand painted lantern slides...Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication...Part Of: Powerhouse Museum Collection..General information about the Powerhouse Museum Collection is available at www... more

Glass phalera (medallion) with imperial portraits

Glass phalera (medallion) with imperial portraits

The central bust has been identified as the emperor Tiberius. He is flanked by Germanicus and Drusus the Younger, two younger members of the imperial family. Such medallions were worn as badges on military unif... more

Hairpin

Hairpin

Made in Northern France

Marble two-sided relief

Marble two-sided relief

The peristyle gardens of Roman houses and villas were filled with decorative marble reliefs such as this one. The masks of a young maenad and a bearded silenus are carved on one side in high relief. A shepherd’... more

Necklace fragment

Necklace fragment

Early Imperial

Nose Ornament
Necklace fragment

Necklace fragment

Early Imperial

Funerary Mask of a woman

Funerary Mask of a woman

From Egypt Roman Period

Pectoral with Face
Belt clasp

Belt clasp

Transcaucasia

Belt clasp

Belt clasp

Transcaucasia

Funerary Mask

Funerary Mask

From Egypt Roman Period

Nose Ornament
Nose Ornament
Earrings

Earrings

Mesopotamia Parthian

Funerary Sandals

Funerary Sandals

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Priests' Houses, MMA excavations, 1923–24 Roman Period

Nose Ornament
Belt clasp

Belt clasp

Transcaucasia

Nose Ornament
Hairpin
Gold and emerald necklace

Gold and emerald necklace

Necklace with emeralds. Imperial

Marble pillar with snake and wreath

Marble pillar with snake and wreath

This pillar may be either votive or sepulchral. The snake is both an attribute of the healing god Asklepios, suggesting this object may have been a thank offering on behalf of one cured of an illness, and a pot... more

Glass amphoriskos (flask)

Glass amphoriskos (flask)

Translucent yellow green, with pale blue green handle.Uneven, thick, oval rim, folded out, over and in, then flattened into side of flaring mouth; concave neck expanding into shoulder; ovoid body; circular base... more

Earring with pendant
Gold, emerald, carnelian, banded onyx, and garnet necklace

Gold, emerald, carnelian, banded onyx, and garnet necklace

Gold, emerald, carnelian, banded onyx, with central cabochon garnet. Early Imperial

Earring

Earring

This elaborate gold earring features a boat-shaped ring with a pendant "amphora" vase suspended from it that is decorated with three rows of arched perforations and both granular and filigree decoration. A ring... more

Funerary Mask

Funerary Mask

From Egypt Roman Period

Belt clasp

Belt clasp

In the late second millennium B.C., the tradition of lively animal-ornamented bronzes begins in the Caucasus region. Stylized animals with small waists, arched necks and backs are seen on numerous bronze tools ... more

Nose Ornament
Snake bracelet

Snake bracelet

From Egypt, Lower Egypt Roman Period

Mask

Mask

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region

Earrings

Earrings

Iran or Mesopotamia Parthian

Snake bracelet

Snake bracelet

From Egypt Roman Period

Earrings

Earrings

This gold earring is formed of a hoop with five circles inlaid with red glass or garnet and other vitreous material (only partially preserved) on both sides. Six conical pendants are suspended from eight loops ... more

Funerary Mask

Funerary Mask

From Egypt Roman Period

Nose Ornament

Nose Ornament

Nose ornaments are among the earliest personal adornments used throughout the Andes in Precolumbian times. They were made in a variety of materials, ranging from modest wood, bone, and shell to precious ones li... more

Pair of Child's Slippers

Pair of Child's Slippers

From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, near Priests' houses, Roman Burial XXIII, MMA excavations, 1923–24 Roman Period

Earring

Earring

This pair of exquisitely crafted gold earrings take the form of scroll-handled vases composed of hollow balls designed to resemble grape clusters and soldered together with granules. The vases themselves are so... more

Earrings

Earrings

Mesopotamia Parthian

Nose Ornament
Necklace

Necklace

Colombia

Earring

Earring

Iran or Mesopotamia Parthian

Pectoral

Pectoral

Colombia

Nose Ornament
"Strongly Profiled" Brooch

"Strongly Profiled" Brooch

Made in probably Pannonia

Pair of gold boat-shaped earrings

Pair of gold boat-shaped earrings

Boat-shaped earrings with three balls attached at the fastening. Imperial

Hairpin
Gold funerary wreath

Gold funerary wreath

The wreath comprises oak leaves and acorns. Egyptian mummy portraits of the Roman period often show the deceased wearing such wreaths. This is true for both men and women, but the latter also wear elaborate jew... more

Marble head  of Herakles

Marble head of Herakles

Small-scale copy of a Greek statue of the early 3rd century B.C.The Greek hero, Herakles, is shown as a beardless young man with sideburns. He has cauliflower ears-disfigured by boxing--and a victory wreath a... more

Hairpin Part

Hairpin Part

Made in Northern France

Earrings

Earrings

Iran or Mesopotamia Parthian

Hairpin
String of 27 Eyed Beads

String of 27 Eyed Beads

From Egypt Roman Period or later

Pectoral with Face

Pectoral with Face

A large H-shaped nose pendant almost entirely obscures the face at the center of this gold, kidney-shaped pectoral. Both the shape of the pectoral and the form of the nose pendant are hallmarks of Yotoco-period... more

Tunic

Tunic

Peru

Headdress Ornament

Headdress Ornament

Elaborate ornaments like the present example expressed the wealth and status of the wearer. Worn attached to a turban, basketry headdress, or other form of textile construction, it would have offered a spectacu... more

Robe made to imitate leopard skin with rosettes with the name of Harnedj-?

Robe made to imitate leopard skin with rosettes with the name of Harne...

From Egypt; Said to be from Northern Upper Egypt, Pernebwadjyt (south of Qaw el-Kebir) Roman Period

Multi-strand Necklace
Pair of Belt Plaques with Winged Horses

Pair of Belt Plaques with Winged Horses

Unlike the ornaments favored by the Xiongnu, few plaques or other adornments used by the Xianbei are known. Gilt plaques embellished with images of flying horses similar to these have been excavated at sites on... more

Earring

Earring

This pair of exquisitely crafted gold earrings take the form of scroll-handled vases composed of hollow balls designed to resemble grape clusters and soldered together with granules. The vases themselves are so... more

Necklace Ornaments
Snake bracelet

Snake bracelet

From Egypt, Lower Egypt Roman Period

Gold and pearl earring

Gold and pearl earring

Known as crotalia (from the Greek word for rattle or castanets) because the pearl pendants would produce a jingling noise when worn, earrings of this type were extremely popular with Roman ladies. Numerous exam... more

Gold earring with rock crystal bead

Gold earring with rock crystal bead

Earring of the loop-type with hook-and-eye fastening and rock crystal bead. Imperial

Hairpin Point

Hairpin Point

Made in Gaul

Pair of gold earrings

Pair of gold earrings

In the form of rings of twisted gold. Imperial

Marble mask of Pan

Marble mask of Pan

The remains of two horns set in the bristling hair identify this bearded mask as that of Pan, the rustic goat god, who was venerated all over the Greek and Roman world as an uncivilized power of nature. His cul... more

Gold earring with convex disk and small disk

Gold earring with convex disk and small disk

Convex discs of plain foil. Imperial

Gold, pearl, and glass necklace

Gold, pearl, and glass necklace

The pearls are Roman. Imperial

Necklace
Earring, crescent-shaped, decorated

Earring, crescent-shaped, decorated

With minute balls on the edges.

Nose Ornament