Greek, Attic, attributed to the Berlin Painter, Red-figure amphora of Type A: A, Athena; B, Herakles, ca 500–490 BCE, ceramic, Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Laughing at the Jokes on Ancient Greek Vases

The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.

Figures dressed in elaborate garments and headdresses process from right to left across the face of one of the pillars of the Temple of the Painted Pillars at the site of Pañamarca in northwest Peru. The figures hold typical Moche objects, including a plate with three purple goblets, a multicolored stirrup-spout bottle, and a feather fan.

The ancient Peruvian site of Pañamarca, featuring Moche polychrome murals

50-100 Impero romano. Origine sconosciuta Egitto Siria Palestina

Beaker with a Theatrical Scene - 50 - 100 AD - Roman, most likely from Syria, Palestine, or Egypt

The Moche hero Ai-Apaec is shown holding the typical Moche tumi knife in the Temple of the Painted Pillars doing fierce battle with the so-called Strombus monster.

The Moche hero Ai-Apaec is shown holding the typical Moche tumi knife in the Temple of the Painted Pillars doing fierce battle with the so-called Strombus monster.

Figura neolitica calcarea di 8000 anni rinvenuta in un'abitazione di Catahoyuk. Secondo alcuni rappresentano la dea della fertilità, altri suggeriscono rappresentazioni di donne anziane di alto livello nelle comunità

Researchers excavating at the site of Catalhoyok in Turkey have unearthed a rare Neolithic figurine in the shape of a woman. The statue is considered unique for its fine craftsmanship, material, and b

Il bicchiere a nido d'ape romano, il Mediterraneo orientale o l'impero occidentale, il IV sec. DC, il vetro fuso e libero.

Il bicchiere a nido d'ape romano, il Mediterraneo orientale o l'impero occidentale, il IV sec. DC, il vetro fuso e libero.

100 A.C. - 100 D.C. Bracciale Dacia

Dacian gold bracelet, dated to the century BC or century AD, from Sarmizegetusa Romania

A pillar in the Temple of the Painted Pillars bears three vignettes (top to bottom): a female and a kneeling warrior, a priestess standing in front of a large, red jar, lifting a yellow goblet, and a zoomorphic figure composed of a human, feline, or fox with serpentine features.

The ancient Peruvian site of Pañamarca, featuring Moche polychrome murals,

Vaso romano con sedici manici, Mediterraneo orientale, IV-V secolo dC, vetro soffiato con manici trainati.

Vaso romano con sedici manici, Mediterraneo orientale, IV-V secolo dC, vetro soffiato con manici trainati.

Edward Lear (1812-1888), "kom Ombos, Egypt" (1856)

Edward Lear (1812-1888), "kom Ombos, Egypt" (1856)

Capri. Villa Jovis. Imperatore Tiberio

Capri. Villa Jovis. Imperatore Tiberio

Bactrian 'princess', (2,300–1,700 BC), Louvre Abu Dhabi

Bactrian 'princess', (2,300–1,700 BC), Louvre Abu Dhabi

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A newly excavated figure (left) and a watercolor of the figure (right) at Pañamarca show one of a pair of supernatural combatants. The second figure is likely hidden behind the adobe bricks visible at the left of the image.

A newly excavated figure (left) and a watercolor of the figure (right) at Pañamarca show one of a pair of supernatural combatants. The second figure is likely hidden behind the adobe bricks visible at the left of the image.

A 1950 photograph taken at Pañamarca shows Mural C shortly after it was exposed by American archaeologist Richard Schaedel. The painting depicts eight figures—likely warriors and priests—standing as much as five feet tall.

A 1950 photograph taken at Pañamarca shows Mural C shortly after it was exposed by American archaeologist Richard Schaedel. The painting depicts eight figures—likely warriors and priests—standing as much as five feet tall.

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