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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

Stucco mural relief fragment

Stucco mural relief fragment

The dolphin holds a wreath in his mouth. Another marine creature may be sketchily depicted in the sea above. Early Imperial

Marble relief fragment

Marble relief fragment

The relief shows part of a scene of a venatio (a series of games in the theater or circus comprising fights between men and animals or between different types of animals). At the bottom is what remains of a Gre... more

Relief of a duck

Relief of a duck

Early Imperial

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

From Mesopotamia, probably from Ctesiphon or Seleucia Parthian

Circular plaster relief

Circular plaster relief

Cast from a Greek metal relief of the 3rd century B.C.Below, youth with phiale and cornucopia, seated woman crowned by flying Eros, woman with cornucopiaAbove, stars and caps of the DioskouroiThe plaster relief... more

Marble fragment of a relief with a flying Eros

Marble fragment of a relief with a flying Eros

A charming winged Eros carrying a parasol flies in the foreground on this small fragment from a decorative plaque. The space and the architectural setting behind him are suggested by varying adjustments of scal... more

Lower part of a marble relief with two goddesses

Lower part of a marble relief with two goddesses

Adaptation of the Great Eleusinian Relief of ca. 450–425 B.C.The two goddesses are closely related to the figures of Demeter and Persephone on the Great Eleusinian Relief, a cast of which is displayed nearby. T... more

Stucco relief with goat

Stucco relief with goat

This small painted stucco fragment probably comes from a well-appointed house or tomb in Rome. Other larger panels are displayed in the adjacent Roman Imperial Gallery. Early Imperial, Augustan

Marble relief fragment with gladiators

Marble relief fragment with gladiators

Gladiatorial shows were essentially a Roman phenomenon, but their popularity quickly spread to the Greek cities of the eastern part of the Empire. This fragmentary relief with its Greek inscription is evidence ... more

Marble relief fragment with scenes from the Trojan War

Marble relief fragment with scenes from the Trojan War

The tabulae iliacae are a series of tablets covered with minuscule relief scenes from the Trojan War, which were evidently inspired by illustrated manuscripts of Homer's epic poem The Iliad. This piece is signe... more

Plaster relief fragment with a male figure on a throne

Plaster relief fragment with a male figure on a throne

Cast from a Greek metal relief of the 4th century B.C.The plaster reliefs displayed in this case were cast from Late Classical and Hellenistic metal reliefs. They probably date to the Early Imperial period, whe... more

Plaster relief fragment with a male figure on a throne

Plaster relief fragment with a male figure on a throne

Cast from a Greek metal relief of the 4th century B.C.The plaster reliefs displayed in this case were cast from Late Classical and Hellenistic metal reliefs. They probably date to the Early Imperial period, whe... more

Fragment of a marble relief with dancing maenads

Fragment of a marble relief with dancing maenads

Adaptation of a Greek relief of about 425–400 B.C. attributed to KallimachosIn myth and art the wine god, Dionysos, is accompanied by dancing women known as maenads. The most famous description of them comes fr... more

Marble relief fragment with the torso of a Hesperid holding apples

Marble relief fragment with the torso of a Hesperid holding apples

Copy of a Greek marble relief of about 420–410 B.C.This relief showed Herakles in the garden of the Hesperides receiving the golden apples that brought immortality. The original was one of four famous reliefs ... more

Terracotta vase fragment with relief of Minerva

Terracotta vase fragment with relief of Minerva

Green enamelled fragment; Athena standing with helmet, shield and spear. Early Imperial

Glass relief fragment

Glass relief fragment

Translucent light blue; upper layer of opaque light blue.Part of a large square or rectangular plaque; flat, undecorated back, with grozed edges; vertical edges to two remaining sides (top and proper left side)... more

Marble relief fragment

Marble relief fragment

This small fragment is exquisitely carved in deep relief with a feline among acanthus leaves. Imperial

Marble relief fragment with the head of Medea

Marble relief fragment with the head of Medea

Copy of a Greek marble relief of ca. 420–410 B.C.This head is from a well-known relief that depicts the witch Medea and the two daughters of Pelias, king of Iolkos, in Thessaly. Medea tricked them into killing... more

Relief from couch

Relief from couch

Head of a duck with the figure of Eros.These reliefs once decorated a dining couch. They would have been attached to the two ends of the fulcrum (headrest), with the head of Cupid in a roundel at the lower end ... more

Stucco relief panel

Stucco relief panel

The female figure probably represents a maenad, one of the female followers of Dionysos. As she floats easily along, her garment has opened to the waist, revealing her left leg. She holds a long thin wand-like ... more

Marble relief of a chisel and mallet

Marble relief of a chisel and mallet

The relief, probably votive in purpose, depicts a metal chisel and a wooden mallet, the basic tools of the ancient stone cutter.

Stucco relief panel

Stucco relief panel

The nude female figure flies to the right with her drapery floating loosely behind her. She holds a wreath in her right hand and a platter in her left. Early Imperial

Stucco relief panel

Stucco relief panel

Eros holds a large cornucopia and a thin wand-like stick. His wings are delineated with extraordinary economy and verve. Early Imperial

Tomb Panel with Relief of Figures in a Pavilion

Tomb Panel with Relief of Figures in a Pavilion

Distinguished by her larger size, bird-shaped cap, and flowing gown, the figure seated at the far left represents Xiwangmu, the Queen Mother of the West. Thought to rule the land of the immortals (located somew... more

Marble relief fragment depicting athletic prizes

Marble relief fragment depicting athletic prizes

On this dedicatory relief are representations of the standard prizes awarded at four venues in Greece: an amphora of olive oil from the Panathenaic games at Athens, a shield from the games at Argos, and two wre... more

Three-handled jug with relief medallions

Three-handled jug with relief medallions

This unusual three-handled jug is decorated with molded appliqué disks. Two are from the same mold and depict the Greek mythological figures Atalanta and Hippomenes. The third appliqué shows a religious process... more

Stucco relief panel

Stucco relief panel

Draped in a heavy cloak and with an elaborate hairdo, the woman reclines with one knee raised. Her left arm rests against a low support. A pillar from which a swag of drapery hangs is visible just behind her ri... more

Stucco relief panel

Stucco relief panel

The female figure flying to the right is a maenad . She holds up a tympanum, a large tambourine-like musical instrument as her drapery floats loosely about her. Early Imperial

Marble relief showing transport amphorae

Marble relief showing transport amphorae

The relief appears to show a merchant receiving a delivery from a porter at right, who is carrying a jar over his shoulder. Other amphorae, with their mouths clearly sealed, are stacked in the corner at left. M... more

Stucco relief panel

Stucco relief panel

The powerfully-built nude youth stepping to the right may be a follower of Dionysos, for he wears an animal skin over his left shoulder. He carries a pedum (shepherd's crook) in his right hand and a hare is sus... more

Marble funerary relief

Marble funerary relief

Funerary reliefs in the shape of a circular tondo, depicting a man and a woman or, as in this case, the whole family, are known principally from Thrace, northern Greece, and the Danube provinces. Some are inscr... more

"Dharmachakrastambha'" (Buddhist Wheel of the Law Pillar) Relief

"Dharmachakrastambha'" (Buddhist Wheel of the Law Pillar) Relief

This relief shows a Buddhist Wheel of the Law (Dharmachakra) supported by two seated lions atop a pillar (stambha). The Wheel of the Law—an iconic representation of Buddhist teachings (dharma)—is the most impor... more

Funerary relief

Funerary relief

Inscription:(On left of reclining male figure) 1 Zabdibol, 2 son of Mokimu, 3 son of Nurbel, 4 son of Zabda, 5 [so]n of ‘Abday, 6 (son of) [Zabdi]bol.(By girl on right) 1 Tadmur, 2 his daughter. (By head of boy... more

Stucco relief panel

Stucco relief panel

The panther, an animal often associated with Dionysos, leaps in the air with a garland wrapped around him. Early Imperial

Fragment of Relief
Marble relief fragment with the head of Mars

Marble relief fragment with the head of Mars

Mars was one of the more important gods of the Roman pantheon. Numerous temples, shrines, and altars were dedicated to him in Rome and throughout the Empire. As the god of war, he had many of the same attribute... more

Marble disk with two theater masks in relief

Marble disk with two theater masks in relief

Marble disks known as oscilla decorated the peristyles of Roman villas. Most were carved on both sides with images related to the world of Dionysus and were designed to hang freely between the columns that surr... more

Relief of a warrior and Nike

Relief of a warrior and Nike

Late Imperial or Late Antique

Marble disk with a herm of Dionysus in relief

Marble disk with a herm of Dionysus in relief

Bearded Dionysos with wreath of grape leaves. In Roman houses such decorative discs were attached to the wall or suspended between the columns of a colonnade. Early Imperial

Relief

Relief

Attributed to Egypt or Syria

Cornice Relief

Cornice Relief

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief Fragment

Relief Fragment

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief Fragment with Floral Design

Relief Fragment with Floral Design

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief Fragment with Rosette and Lotus Design
Relief Fragment with Floral Design

Relief Fragment with Floral Design

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Relief fragment with dog attacking a running ibex

Relief fragment with dog attacking a running ibex

From Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief Fragment with Ancanthas Leaf Design
Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Border relief fragment

Border relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief Fragment

Relief Fragment

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief Fragment with Lotus Design

Relief Fragment with Lotus Design

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Stucco relief

Stucco relief

Mesopotamia, probably from Ctesiphon Sasanian

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief Frieze

Relief Frieze

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Relief Fragment with Part of a Rosette
Relief Fragment with Floral Design

Relief Fragment with Floral Design

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Relief Frieze

Relief Frieze

Made in Byzantine Egypt

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic

Relief fragment

Relief fragment

Mesopotamia, Ctesiphon Sasanian–early Islamic