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Statuette of Osiris

Statuette of Osiris

Here Osiris is shown enveloped in his mummy shroud. He holds a crook and flail, agricultural tools that were emblems of royal authority, indicating that he controlled the regeneration of flocks and fields. He w... more

Didrachm (Coin) Depicting the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux)

Didrachm (Coin) Depicting the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux)

The front of this coin depicts a Janiform head of the Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux), wearing crowns of laurels and surrounded by a decorative border of dots. On the back the god Jupiter wields a thunderbolt whil... more

Relief Fragments Depicting a Seated Woman and a Griffin

Relief Fragments Depicting a Seated Woman and a Griffin

Inside some Roman houses, baths, and tombs, multiple layers of slow-drying stucco were applied to rough stone walls and divided into panels that were then painted. While the surface was still damp, fresh stucco... more

Relief Fragments Depicting a Winged Woman and Two Deer

Relief Fragments Depicting a Winged Woman and Two Deer

Inside some Roman houses, baths, and tombs, multiple layers of slow-drying stucco were applied to rough stone walls and divided into panels that were then painted. While the surface was still damp, fresh stucco... more

Relief of a Falling Warrior

Relief of a Falling Warrior

Around 435 BCE, the Greek sculptor Pheidias adorned the front of the shield at the side of his gold-and-ivory statue of Athena in the Parthenon with scenes of Greeks battling Amazons in the Trojan War. In Roman... more

Head of Mars
Mirror
Stela
Vishnu
Panel
Fragment
Creation from BL Eg 1894, f. 1

Creation from BL Eg 1894, f. 1

Detail of a miniature in the upper register on the right side, of the Second day of Creation, with God creating the firmament in the midst of the waters. Image taken from f. 1 of Egerton Genesis Picture Book. W... more

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Baptism of Christ

Baptism of Christ

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

St. Michael

St. Michael

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

The Annunciation: The  Angel Gabriel

The Annunciation: The Angel Gabriel

Martin Schongauer, also known as Martin Schön or Hübsch Martin by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younge... more

Saint John on Patmos

Saint John on Patmos

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Juno from BL Harley 4431, f. 123v

Juno from BL Harley 4431, f. 123v

Miniature of Juno, disguised as an old woman, giving poor advice to the young Semele, beloved of Jupiter, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image taken from f. 123v of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'), ... more

Christ Crowned with Thorns

Christ Crowned with Thorns

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Juno from BL Harley 4431, f. 123v

Juno from BL Harley 4431, f. 123v

Detail of a miniature of Juno, disguised as an old woman, giving poor advice to the young Semele, beloved of Jupiter, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image taken from f. 123v of Various works (also known as 'The Book of t... more

Peasant Family Going to Market

Peasant Family Going to Market

Martin Schongauer (German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)

Panel
Mosaic Disk with a Mythological and Historical Scene

Mosaic Disk with a Mythological and Historical Scene

Turquoise and shell mosaics were a specialty of the Mixtecs of northern Oaxaca, whose artists worked in the imperial Aztec (Mexica) capital, Tenochtitlan, after the mid-15th century. This disk commemorates hist... more

The Visitation from BL Eg 1070, f. 29v

The Visitation from BL Eg 1070, f. 29v

Detail of a full-page miniature of the Visitation. Image taken from f. 29v of Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of René d'Anjou'). Written in Latin, calendar and rubrics in French.

Battle with one-eyed giants (cyclops) from BL Royal 20 B XX, f. 79v

Battle with one-eyed giants (cyclops) from BL Royal 20 B XX, f. 79v

Detail of a miniature of Alexander's battle with one-eyed giants (cyclops). Image taken from f. 79v of Historia de proelis in a French translation (Le Livre et le vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre)(index Alex... more

Zoroaster from BL YT 28, f. 51

Zoroaster from BL YT 28, f. 51

Detail of a mminiature of Zoroaster with two demons, from Pseudo-Aristotle's Secreta secretorum. Image taken from f. 51 of Secreta secretorum (ff. 1-43); Il Tesoro (translation of Li Livres dou Tresor) (ff. 43v... more

Edmund's head from BL Harley 2278, f. 66

Edmund's head from BL Harley 2278, f. 66

Detail of a miniature of Edmund's head calling out "Here! Here! Here!" all day long until the men searching for it found it hidden in a thicket, being guarded from predatory animals by a wolf. Image taken from ... more

Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons

Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons

Martin Schongauer, also known as Martin Schön or Hübsch Martin by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younge... more

Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons

Saint Anthony Tormented by Demons

Martin Schongauer, also known as Martin Schön or Hübsch Martin by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younge... more

Death on horseback from BL YT 6, f. 137

Death on horseback from BL YT 6, f. 137

Detail of a miniature of Death riding a skeletal horse, at the beginning of Matins in the Hours of Dead. Image taken from f. 137 of Book of Hours, Use of Rome. Written in Latin.

Hercules
David en Bathseba

David en Bathseba

Wandtapijt met David die een bode naar Bathseba stuurt. Onder bogen van banderolles staan, in een landschap, drie figuren. Links koning David, hij zegt: HEIS BERSABIE KOMEN ZU MIR GUT BOTSCHAFFT UN (IM?) VRYES ... more

Christ on the Mount of Olives, from The Large Passion

Christ on the Mount of Olives, from The Large Passion

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Promenade

The Promenade

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Sater en ram in gevecht

Sater en ram in gevecht

Een sater en een ram in gevecht. Op de achtergrond links een grafmonument en rechts een gebouw.

Boekverbranding

Boekverbranding

Een man met baard verbrandt een stapel boeken.

Hercules at the Crossroad

Hercules at the Crossroad

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

The Crucifixion, from The Large Passion

The Crucifixion, from The Large Passion

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Jacob Blessing his Sons

Jacob Blessing his Sons

Adam van Noort (Flemish, Antwerp 1561–1641 Antwerp)

Millefleurs met de engelen van geloof en liefde die een armilliairsfeer vasthouden

Millefleurs met de engelen van geloof en liefde die een armilliairsfee...

Fragment van een Mille-Fleurs wapentapijt van de familie Miron, lijfartsen van de Franse koningen. Op een blauw fond staan bloeiendeen in rozetvorm groeiende planten. Een hemelbol van aaneengeklonken vergulde b... more

Horatio Coclès Saving Himself by Swimming

Horatio Coclès Saving Himself by Swimming

Diana Scultori (Italian, Mantua ca. 1535?–after 1588 Rome)

Juno vraagt Jupiter de Grieken te helpen

Juno vraagt Jupiter de Grieken te helpen

Giulio Bonasone was an Italian painter and engraver born in Bologna. He possibly studied painting under Lorenzo Sabbatini, and painted a Purgatory for the church of San Stefano, but all his paintings have been ... more

Saint Eustace

Saint Eustace

Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)

Nemesis (the great fortune)

Nemesis (the great fortune)

Allegorical figure of winged goddess of divine retrobution. Engraving and etching by Albrecht Dürer, 1471-1528. Meder 72; Hollstein 72; Bartsch 77; Panofsky 184. Signed with monogram on plate. Coll. mark on ver... more

Juno beveelt Slaap op Jupiter neer te dalen

Juno beveelt Slaap op Jupiter neer te dalen

Giulio Bonasone was an Italian painter and engraver born in Bologna. He possibly studied painting under Lorenzo Sabbatini, and painted a Purgatory for the church of San Stefano, but all his paintings have been ... more

Jupiter en Juno in hemelen ontvangen door Ganymedes en Hebe

Jupiter en Juno in hemelen ontvangen door Ganymedes en Hebe

Giulio Bonasone was an Italian painter and engraver born in Bologna. He possibly studied painting under Lorenzo Sabbatini, and painted a Purgatory for the church of San Stefano, but all his paintings have been ... more

Adam and Eve