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Fragment of a Funerary Naiskos (Monument in the Shape of a Temple)

Fragment of a Funerary Naiskos (Monument in the Shape of a Temple)

These three figures are chiseled so deeply into the stone that they, like the head of the man on the left, are carved nearly in the round. From the preserved portions of the males’ right arms, it is clear they ... More

Kylix (Drinking Cup)

Kylix (Drinking Cup)

This small, delicate drinking cup is undecorated except for the interior, depicting Artemis, goddess of the hunt, within the tondo, or circular field. A quiver on her back, she holds a bow and two arrows in her... More

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Alexander the Great

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Alexander the Great

The tetradrachm (Greek: τετράδραχμον, romanized: tetrádrachmon) was an Ancient Greek silver coin equivalent to four drachmae. In Athens, it replaced the earlier "heraldic" type of didrachms and it was in wide c... More

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Lucius Aelius Caesar

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Lucius Aelius Caesar

The front of this coin portrays Lucius Aelius Caesar facing right. On the back the figure of Concord is shown seated, holding a shallow dish called a patera in her right hand as her left elbow rests on a cornucopia.

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Empress Faustina the Elder

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Empress Faustina the Elder

The front of this coin portrays the empress Faustina, wearing a veil and a diadem on her head. On the back, the goddess Aeternitas (Eternity) is also depicted veiled. She holds a shallow dish called a patera in... More

Coin Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

Coin Portraying Emperor Antoninus Pius

The front of this coin portrays Emperor Antoninus Pius wearing a crown of laurels. On the back, the god Zeus Ammon is shown wearing a chiton and himation; his raised left hand rests on a tall scepter while his ... More

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Septimus Severus

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Septimus Severus

Obverse: Head of Septimius Severus right, laureateReverse: Victory runs right, wreath in right hand, palm branch over left shoulder

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Diadumenian

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Diadumenian

The front of this coin portrays the Emperor Diadumemian facing right. On the back the figure of Hope marches to the left, holding a flower in her raised right hand while the left draws back her robe.

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III

Aureus (Coin) Portraying Emperor Gordian III

Obverse: Bust of Gordian right, laureate, wearing cuirass and paludamentumReverse: Victory walks left, wreath in right hand, palm branch over left shoulder

Yakushi Nyorai

Yakushi Nyorai

The spiritual ideal of the late Heian period (794–1185) is revealed in serene religious images such as this statue of Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of healing. Traditionally invoked to cure both physical and spiri... More

Charity, plate 38 from Genii and Virtues

Charity, plate 38 from Genii and Virtues

Part of the thematic tarocchi group Geniuses and Virtues, this engraving depicts Charity as encompassing both the love of God (caritas Dei) and the love of one’s neighbor (caritas proximi). Her right hand shake... More

David standing, sword in lowered right hand, sack in the left, the head of Goliath on the ground beneath him

David standing, sword in lowered right hand, sack in the left, the hea...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

David standing, sword in lowered right hand, sack in the left, the head of Goliath on the ground beneath him

David standing, sword in lowered right hand, sack in the left, the hea...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Dido holding a dagger in her right hand, left arm outstreched

Dido holding a dagger in her right hand, left arm outstreched

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Prudence personified by a woman standing in a niche, holding a shawl in her right hand, a snake coiled around her, left from 'The Virtues'

Prudence personified by a woman standing in a niche, holding a shawl i...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Bacchus standing in a niche holding grapes in his raised right hand, fruit in his left hand, a dog lower right

Bacchus standing in a niche holding grapes in his raised right hand, f...

Marco Dente (Italian, Ravenna, active by 1515–died 1527 Rome)

Justice personified by a young woman holding a sword in her raised right hand, scales in her left, from 'The Virtues'

Justice personified by a young woman holding a sword in her raised rig...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Bacchus standing in a niche holding grapes in his raised right hand, fruit in his left hand, a dog lower right

Bacchus standing in a niche holding grapes in his raised right hand, f...

Marco Dente (Italian, Ravenna, active by 1515–died 1527 Rome)

Mercury descending from the sky a trumpet in his right hand after Raphael's fresco in the Chigi Gallery of the Villa Farnesina in Rome

Mercury descending from the sky a trumpet in his right hand after Raph...

Marcantonio Raimondi (Italian, Argini (?) ca. 1480–before 1534 Bologna (?))

Design for the Right-hand Section of the Tomb of Cardinal Francesco Armellini

Design for the Right-hand Section of the Tomb of Cardinal Francesco Ar...

Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi (Italian, Ancaiano 1481–1536 Rome) or workshop

Judith, seated nude with a sword in her right hand, gazing down at the head of Holofernes in her left hand

Judith, seated nude with a sword in her right hand, gazing down at the...

Barthel Beham (German, Nuremberg ca. 1502–1540 Italy)

Saint Barbara standing, palm in her right hand, resting her left hand on a tower

Saint Barbara standing, palm in her right hand, resting her left hand ...

Master of the Die (Italian, active Rome, ca. 1530–60)

Mercury standing holding a cadecus in his right hand, a lyre in his left

Mercury standing holding a cadecus in his right hand, a lyre in his le...

Andrea Schiavone (Andrea Meldola) (Italian, Zadar (Zara) ca. 1510?–1563 Venice)