Antiquities on Display
For the plaster casts, click here.
I. In the Mary Grant Gallery (103-104 Lippincott Hall)
|Roman Architectural Marbles
|Two Roman Transport Amphorae
These were retrieved from the seabed off Ostia, the port of ancient Rome, in the early 20th c.
|Greek and Latin Inscriptions
For a detailed description of each inscription, click here.
|Limestone metope (N.430)
This architectural panel (placed below the projecting eave) probably decorated a shrine;a bucranium ('bovine face') is typical for such decoration. The metope is said to come from Etruria (north Italy), but the style of the carving suggests Cyprus, early 5th c. BCE.
|Greek and Roman Coins
For descriptions of the coins on display, click here. There are many more ancient coins in storage.
In Glass Cases
Marble heads: a barbarian (3rd-2nd c. BCE; N.154) and three small marble heads that decorated Roman table legs, 1st-3rd c. CE (N.198, N.200, N.199).
Terracotta bust from Italy, 4th-3rd c. BCE (N.156).
|3. Oil lamps
Top row, left to right: Hellenistic lamp, 3rd c. BCE (N.208); Classical lamp, 5th c. BCE (N.207); Early Roman lamp from Italy, 1st c. CE (N.255); Roman lamp, from Rome-on the base (shown), "FORTIS," the name of the lamp-maker, 2nd c. CE (N.246).
Bottom row, left to right: Hellenistic lamp (1st c. BCE - 2 c. CE; N.212); Hellenistic lamp mould, 2nd-1st c. BCE (N.507); Late Roman "slipper" lamp from Egypt with Greek inscription ("AGIOS THEODOROS," St Theodore) on the shoulder, 5th-6th c. CE (N.251); Classical Greek lamp, 5th c. BCE (N.253).
Athenian red-figure stemless wine cup (kylix), early 5th c. BCE; the interior depicts a youth reclining on a couch and holding out his wine cup (N.503).
Miniature Roman lamp on a stand, 1st c. CE (N.254). The pedastal carries representations of a military trophy.
Fragment of the side of a marble sarcophagus depicting a Victory and farmers, Roman, 2nd c. CE (N.244).
Fragment of a marble Ionic capital, perhaps from a small shrine or tomb, Roman, 2nd c. CE (N.243).
Marble lid of a cremation urn, Roman, 2nd c. CE (N.241).
Terracotta boar from Etruria, 3rd-1st c. BCE? (N.81).
At left, a black-figure lekythos, from Athens. Herakles and Apollo struggle over the tripod at Delphi, ca. 490 BCE (N.12).
At right, a Red-figure "bail" amphora, from Capua, Italy, 360-330 BCE (N.238).
Left to right. Two Italo-Corinthian oil flasks; at left, an aryballoi (oil flask for men; N.14); right, an alabastron (for women; N.2), both 6th c. BCE.
Roman glass flask, 3rd-4th c. CE (N.345).
Terracotta rooster, probably 3rd-1st c. BCE (N.79).
Left to right. White-ground lekythos from Athens: flutist plays while two men dance around an altar, early 5th c. BCE (N.13).
Tall glass bottle ("unguentarium"), late 1st-2nd c. CE (N.347).
Child's feeding bottle in the form of a duck, 4th-3rd c. BCE (N.31).
Terracotta figurine of an armed pig, 3rd-2nd c. BCE (N.197).
Roman glass: left to right, a bottle, unguentarium, and jar, all 1st-2nd c. CE (see above, under no. 11: N.346, N.348, N.385).
Fragment of a south Italian (Faliscan) wine-mixing bowl ("krater"), early 4th c. BCE N.231).
Red-figure, south Italian (Apulian) covered dish ("lekanis") decorated with women's heads on the lid, mid 4th c. BCE (N.505).
Red-figure wine jug ("pelike"), from Athens, by the Tyszkiewicz Painter, ca. 460-450 BCE (N.510). On the front (obverse) a man stands with a house dog; on the reverse, Eros flies down to swoop up a hare.
Right: Bronze furniture attachment in the shape of a woman's face (Medusa), 1st c. CE (N.91).
Left: Miniature Corinthian skyphos (bowl or cup). Early 6th c. BCE (N.422).
Roman plain vases: a two-handled bowl, 1st c. CE, and a ribbed jug , 2nd-3rd c. CE (N.124, N.136).
Italian terracotta hand (N.259) and foot (N.150), probably dedicated at a healing sanctuary, both 2nd-1st c. BCE.
Red-figure, south Italian (Apulian) plate decorated with a woman's head (N.504), mid 4th c. BCE.
Italian terracotta hand (N.264), probably dedicated at a healing sanctuary, 2nd-1st c. BCE.
Terracotta head of a young man, from south Italy, ca. 500 BCE (N.204).
Terracotta figurines. At left, a Mycenaean "phi" figurine, ca. 1400 BCE (N. 509); at right, early 4th century woman carrying a water jug ("hydrophoros") (N.502).
Etruscan bucchero cup ("skyphos"), late 7th - early 6th c. BCE (N.25), and wine jug ("oinochoe"), 6th c. BCE (N.28).
|24. Wall painting fragments from Rome (Porta
Porta Pia), Augustan (late 1st century BCE - early 1st century CE)
At left, fragment of an architectural frieze in relief: woman flanked by two male figures.
Above, Cupid drives a chariot to left (N.257).
Below, four fragments with decorative patterns (left to right: N.179, N.177, N.175, N.174).
An Etruscan bucchero wine jug ("oinochoe"), 6th c. BCE (N.32).
Early Italian vessels: a cremation urn in two parts, a stand and bowl, 8th c. BCE (N.230); an Etrusco-Roman storage jar with lid, 6th-5th c. BCE (N.232 and 233); and a clay imitation of a bronze helmet, 8th c. BCE (N.227).
Above, left: Greek wine cup (kylix) with simple decoration ("Ionian"), late 6th c. BCE (N.10).
Above, right: Greek red-figure wine cup (kylix) by the Sabouroff Painter (N.229), ca. 460-450 BCE. Inside and outside: youths at a gymnasium; as if hanging on a wall behind them are strigils (curved implements for scraping off sweat), a wood cross (for smoothing the ground for running), aryballoi (oil flasks), and flute cases.
Below, left, a sub-Geometric cup ("skyphos"), from Cumae (N.6). Below right, Mycenaean ladle, perhaps from Perati, Attica, ca. 1200 BCE (N.141).
Two clay lamps. At left, from Italy, 4th-3rd c. BCE (N.210). At right, handle fragment depicting Zeus as an eagle, 1st c. CE (N.221).
Left, Greek mug ("kantharos"), decorated with scales and leaves (Sessile class, Saint-Valentine group), late 5th c. BCE, from Italy (N.19).
Right, terracotta architectural fragment, perhaps from an altar, from Italy, late 1st c. BCE - early 1st c. CE (1909.162).
At left, Athenian red-figure child's cup ("owl" cup), early 5th c. BCE (N.506).
At right, a circular clay box ("pyxis"), with lid, possibly from Boeotia, ca. 700 BCE (N.9).
At left, "milk" bowl from Cyprus, 12th c. BCE (N.508).
At right, a red-figure oil jug ("lekythos"), from Athens: a woman pours a libation at an altar, ca. 475-450 BCE (N.16).
Etruscan bronze mirror (N.228), depicting Clytemnestra and her sister Helen (partilly nude, in the center) flanked by their cousins, the Dioscuri (Castor & Pollux), late 3rd c. BCE.