Head of a statue of king Amasis II.
26th dynasty, from Sais.
Neues Museum, Berlin
Moai from Easter Island, now in the British Museum, London.
bronze with silver plaque and gold jewelry
Around 600 BC
Possibly from Saqqara
The statue of the god of rivers, Oceanus.
2nd century AD, from Ephesus (Efes)
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Head of a statue of a man.
This piece is on loan from Ernst von Siemens.
Neues Museum, Berlin
Brussels, Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis/Musées Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, August 2013
Head of a Ptolemaic king, most likely Ptolemy VIII Euergetes II, nicknamed Physcon, “balloon”, because of his abnormal obesity.
E. 1839. Graeco-Roman Period, Ptolemaic Dynasty (2nd Century BCE). Black diorite. H. 47 cm.
Roman copy of the 4th C BC statue of Artemis by Kephistodotus. Excavated from the Horti Vettiani.
MC inv. 1123
This ancient roman statue is one of a set from one of the big gardens in Rome and can be seen on the first floor of the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome. She is carved in the archaic style, with its characteristic enigmatic smile.
This is a sister to the statue here - if you look closely, you will see that they are different statues.
Old Kingdom, early 5th Dynasty, c.2450 BCE
Giza, Lower Egypt
Khentit-ka was the wife of a senior official. The inscriptions on the seat list her names and titles and those of her son Rudju. Rudju is depicted naked with his right index finger to his mouth, as was customary for representations of children in ancient Egypt. His head is shaved, except for the lock of youth on the side.
Diocletian built the massive palace in preparation for his retirement on 1 May 305 AD. It lies in a bay on the south side of a short peninsula running out from the Dalmatian coast, four miles from Salona, the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia.
After the Romans abandoned the site, the Palace remained empty for several centuries. In the 7th century nearby residents fled to the walled palace to escape invading barbarians. Since then the palace has been occupied, with residents making their homes and businesses within the palace basement and directly in its walls. Today many restaurants and shops, and some homes, can still be found within the walls.