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Greek - Sphinx Vase Ornament - Walters 541078

Greek - Sphinx Vase Ornament - Walters 541078

Locri Epizephyrii (present-day Gerace, Italy), a particularly active bronze-working center, specialized in richly ornamental attachments for vessels and utensils. This vase attachment is in the form of a sphinx... More

Egyptian - Taweret - Walters 42215 - Back

Egyptian - Taweret - Walters 42215 - Back

While Taweret representations usually have hippo heads, this Taweret figurine is lion-headed.

Egyptian - Bust of a "Libyan" Dignitary - Walters 22398 - Three Quarter Right

Egyptian - Bust of a "Libyan" Dignitary - Walters 22398 - Three Quarte...

This fragment from a statue that showed its owner kneeling before his god reflects classic elements of Egyptian sculpture. It was created at a time when Egypt was also influenced by Nubian and Libyan culture, t... More

Roman - Private Portrait of a Man - Walters 2366

Roman - Private Portrait of a Man - Walters 2366

Some of the finest examples of Roman sculpture are the outstanding portraits that commemorated important individuals. The Roman portrait tradition began with the life-like statues of the Republican period (509-... More

Egyptian - Zeus-Ammon - Walters 54984

Egyptian - Zeus-Ammon - Walters 54984

The god is clothed in a "himation" (mantle) and has a long beard and the Egyptian composite crown of Amun-Re with ram horns, sun disk, two plumes, and a uraeus serpent on either side. He holds a thunderbolt in ... More

Egyptian - Head and Bust of a Woman - Walters 22408

Egyptian - Head and Bust of a Woman - Walters 22408

This statue of a woman wears a painted cloak tied in front at her breast. She has a Roman coiffure and costume.

Egyptian - Statue of Nephthys - Walters 22255 - Back

Egyptian - Statue of Nephthys - Walters 22255 - Back

In an ancient myth, Osiris was murdered by his evil brother Seth and mourned by his wife Isis and her sister Nephthys. Isis restored Osiris's body, and he became a symbol of resurrection. Nephthys participated ... More

Egyptian - Horus the Child-Harpocrates - Walters 481597 - Back

Egyptian - Horus the Child-Harpocrates - Walters 481597 - Back

The god of kingship is depicted as a child. He received his magical power from his mother, Isis.

Egyptian - Horus the Child-Harpocrates - Walters 481597 - Right

Egyptian - Horus the Child-Harpocrates - Walters 481597 - Right

The god of kingship is depicted as a child. He received his magical power from his mother, Isis.

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 48327

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 48327

traces of white slip with plaster base Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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 - Statue of Nephthys - Walters 22255 - Right Profile

Egyptian - Statue of Nephthys - Walters 22255 - Right Profile

In an ancient myth, Osiris was murdered by his evil brother Seth and mourned by his wife Isis and her sister Nephthys. Isis restored Osiris's body, and he became a symbol of resurrection. Nephthys participated ... More

Roman - Roman Snake Bracelet - Walters 57534

Roman - Roman Snake Bracelet - Walters 57534

Solid-gold bracelets and rings in the form of snakes were among the most popular objects in Greek and Roman jewelry. The bracelets were often worn in pairs, either on the wrist or on the upper arm. The snakes s... More

Egyptian - Taweret - Walters 42215 - Right

Egyptian - Taweret - Walters 42215 - Right

While Taweret representations usually have hippo heads, this Taweret figurine is lion-headed.

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 48328

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 48328

Traces of white slip with a plaster base. Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph ... More

Egyptian - Taweret - Walters 42215 - Left

Egyptian - Taweret - Walters 42215 - Left

While Taweret representations usually have hippo heads, this Taweret figurine is lion-headed.

Roman - Plaque with Two Women - Walters 57530

Roman - Plaque with Two Women - Walters 57530

Two female figures holding torches, perhaps deities, are represented rather crudely in gold repoussé relief. There is a hatched border at the sides, cursory "egg-and-dart" pattern at the rounded top, and dotted... More

Egyptian - Bust of a "Libyan" Dignitary - Walters 22398

Egyptian - Bust of a "Libyan" Dignitary - Walters 22398

This fragment from a statue that showed its owner kneeling before his god reflects classic elements of Egyptian sculpture. It was created at a time when Egypt was also influenced by Nubian and Libyan culture, t... More

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

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

Egyptian - Horus the Child-Harpocrates - Walters 481597 - Left

Egyptian - Horus the Child-Harpocrates - Walters 481597 - Left

The god of kingship is depicted as a child. He received his magical power from his mother, Isis.

Greek - Head of Woman - Walters 48326

Greek - Head of Woman - Walters 48326

Molded headdress, long neck with three holes. Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Egyptian - Bust of a "Libyan" Dignitary - Walters 22398 - Back

Egyptian - Bust of a "Libyan" Dignitary - Walters 22398 - Back

This fragment from a statue that showed its owner kneeling before his god reflects classic elements of Egyptian sculpture. It was created at a time when Egypt was also influenced by Nubian and Libyan culture, t... More

Greek - Cock - Walters 54881 - Group

Greek - Cock - Walters 54881 - Group

Anonymous (Greek). 'Cock,' 6th century BC. bronze. Walters Art Museum (54.881): Acquired by Henry Walters.

Greek - Sphinx - Walters 54770 - Profile

Greek - Sphinx - Walters 54770 - Profile

"Sphinx, dog of Hades, whom are you guarding, watching over the dead?"-funerary inscription from Thessaly. The role of the sphinx as a guardian spirit was often a funerary one. Like the griffins that adorned ea... More

Egyptian - Statue of Nephthys - Walters 22255

Egyptian - Statue of Nephthys - Walters 22255

In an ancient myth, Osiris was murdered by his evil brother Seth and mourned by his wife Isis and her sister Nephthys. Isis restored Osiris's body, and he became a symbol of resurrection. Nephthys participated ... More

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 48330

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 48330

Red color in hair with traces of white slip. Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photogra... More

Egyptian - Horus the Child-Harpocrates - Walters 481597 - Bottom

Egyptian - Horus the Child-Harpocrates - Walters 481597 - Bottom

The god of kingship is depicted as a child. He received his magical power from his mother, Isis.

Egyptian - Statue of Nephthys - Walters 22255 - Three Quarter

Egyptian - Statue of Nephthys - Walters 22255 - Three Quarter

In an ancient myth, Osiris was murdered by his evil brother Seth and mourned by his wife Isis and her sister Nephthys. Isis restored Osiris's body, and he became a symbol of resurrection. Nephthys participated ... More

Greek - Head of a Child with Floral Crown - Walters 48331

Greek - Head of a Child with Floral Crown - Walters 48331

Traces of white slip. Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph of ancient Greek art... More

Greek - Male Head of a Barbarian - Walters 48335

Greek - Male Head of a Barbarian - Walters 48335

Anonymous (Greek). 'MALE HEAD/BARBARIAN,' . TERRA COTTA/ PLASTER BASE. Walters Art Museum (48.335): DATTARI, 551? (CAT. 1912, P. 60).

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.

Egyptian - Horus the Child-Harpocrates - Walters 481597

Egyptian - Horus the Child-Harpocrates - Walters 481597

The god of kingship is depicted as a child. He received his magical power from his mother, Isis.

Greek - Wild Boar - Walters 541012 - Right

Greek - Wild Boar - Walters 541012 - Right

Anonymous (Greek). 'Wild Boar,' 5th century BC. bronze. Walters Art Museum (54.1012): Acquired by Henry Walters.

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

Egyptian - Composite Figure of Amen-Re - Walters 542083

Egyptian - Composite Figure of Amen-Re - Walters 542083

Representations of pantheistic deities became very popular in the Late and Greco-Roman periods. They combine different divine aspects to provide the donator of such an image with all possible protection and sup... More

Egyptian - Model of a Lion - Walters 2244

Egyptian - Model of a Lion - Walters 2244

This model of a lion is on an irregular base and has been partially restored in plaster. There are stains and black paint on the head and base, and the body has been cleaned.

Egyptian - Seated Figure of Nefer-hotep - Walters 22214 - Left

Egyptian - Seated Figure of Nefer-hotep - Walters 22214 - Left

This statue is of a non-royal seated man with hands held flat against his thighs. The face is triangular, with modeled brows. The eyes are set into shallow, narrow sockets. The lids of the eyes are indicated... More

Egyptian - Seated Figure of Nefer-hotep - Walters 22214

Egyptian - Seated Figure of Nefer-hotep - Walters 22214

This statue is of a non-royal seated man with hands held flat against his thighs. The face is triangular, with modeled brows. The eyes are set into shallow, narrow sockets. The lids of the eyes are indicated... More

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 48329

Greek - Head of a Woman - Walters 48329

Traces of white slip with a plaster base. Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain photograph ... More

Greek - Head of a Woman with Long Curls - Walters 48325 - Group

Greek - Head of a Woman with Long Curls - Walters 48325 - Group

The oval face, full cheeks, and small mouth are characteristic of figurines from Tarentum (present-day Taranto, Italy), and the heavy outer lids of the eyes date this piece to the 3rd century BC.

Dattari - Monete dei Nômo - Rivista italiana di numismatica 1896 (page 540 crop)

Dattari - Monete dei Nômo - Rivista italiana di numismatica 1896 (page...

"Rivista italiana di numismatica", a numismatic magazin of "Società Numismatica Italiana"

Egyptian - Hunchback - Walters 54744 - Three Quarter

Egyptian - Hunchback - Walters 54744 - Three Quarter

Although tunics were usually worn by slaves or laborers, the subject here may be a theatrical performer who raises his arms in a dancing gesture.

Egyptian - Seated Figure of Nefer-hotep - Walters 22214 - Three Quarter

Egyptian - Seated Figure of Nefer-hotep - Walters 22214 - Three Quarte...

This statue is of a non-royal seated man with hands held flat against his thighs. The face is triangular, with modeled brows. The eyes are set into shallow, narrow sockets. The lids of the eyes are indicated... More

Greek - Head of a Woman with High Hair Knot - Walters 48332

Greek - Head of a Woman with High Hair Knot - Walters 48332

Small diadem; high knot of hair at back. Public domain photograph of ancient Greek artifact, archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Greek - Necklace with Clasp of Two Bull Heads - Walters 57598 - Detail

Greek - Necklace with Clasp of Two Bull Heads - Walters 57598 - Detail

This necklace is composed of 85 hollow gold beads, the openings edged with twisted wire. The beads are threaded onto a chain made of double loops of wire constricted in their centers and twisted so that the end... More