Roman and Greek Art

BLOG THEME: Pics of sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, and other works of art from the ancient Rome and Greece. Also occasional artworks from other cultures if I find them interesting. There will also be links to ancient books/texts, databases and news relating to ancient Rome/Greece. Some of the pics are taken by me but there will be also a lots of reblogging.

20/03/13 - A tag page added
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17/05/13 - Online database of Ancient Art added into Ancient World Resources page
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Copper brooch of a panther 

Its spots are inlays of silver. It is 3.4cm high and 6.3cm long (1 5/16 x 2 1/2 inch). 

Most likely from Roman Britan or Gaul 

Roman, 2nd or 3rd century AD. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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Statuette of an Enthroned Figure

1st century A.D.


Bronze, silver inlay

15.5 x 8.1 x 9.5 cm (6 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

This statuette is thought to depict Concordia, the Roman personification of harmony, one of the four principal virtues of the Roman Empire. Concordia sits on a high-backed throne and wears an ornamental headband, a long tunic tied above her waist, and a cloak, which drapes over her left shoulder and lap. The figure likely held a libation dish in her extended right hand and a cornucopia (horn of plenty) in her missing left hand.

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Greek Terracotta Figure of a Dancer

Circa 3rd-2nd Century B.C.


Red figured pottery lebes gamikos perhaps depicting Eros and Aphrodite 

360-330 BC


(Source: The British Museum)

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The Rotunda mosaics, Thessaloniki, Greece. Could they be the oldest Byzantine mosaics of their kind?





Floating Maenad, 1st century - Pompeii - House of the Ship fresco



Small statue of Aphrodite bathing, known as the Rhodes Venus. A later remodelling of a statue type of the 3rd century BCE, whose creation was attributed to the sculptor Doidalses. The Rhodian work is an eloquent example of the decorative disposition in 1st century BCE aesthetics. Little sculptures such as this adorned the interiors of wealthy residences, as well as Nymphaia, private and public gardens.

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A winged daemon (perhaps Boreas) abducting a young girl, from Tanagra, (400-375 B.C)


Apulian Xenon Ware Miniature Trefoil Oinochoe

An ancient Apulian Greek Xenon ware miniature trefoil oinochoe with a swan painted on the body.

Xenon ware is a specific type of Apulian pottery, so named after a vase in Frankfurt (Beazley, EVP, p. 219,1.) inscribed with the name: XENON.  The type is distinguished by added matt red decoration over black glaze.  Miniature vases, perhaps toys or votives, are especially prevalent among this type of pottery.


Roman Gold Earrings with Glass Beads Circa 100 - 300 AD

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