Roman Glazed Pottery Cup
A Roman glazed pottery cup mimicking bronze work with leaf designs. 1st-2nd century CE. (Archaeological Musuem, Pavia, Italy)
Roman Baths Furnace
The remains of the furnace which heated the private baths at the Roman villa of Els Munts, Tarraco (Tarragona, Spain). 1st century CE.
Roman Theatre of Sabratha
The Roman theatre at Sabratha on the coast of North Africa. 2nd-3rd century CE.
Roman Maccus Comedy Mask
A terracotta mask of the Maccus type used in Roman farce theatre. Tarentum, southern Italy. 2nd-1st century BCE. (National Archaeological Museum of Taranto, Italy)
Merlin Constructs Stonehenge, Roman de Brut
A detail of a 14th Century CE illustration of Roman de Brut, a legendary history by the Norman poet Wace (c. 1110 - c. 1170 CE). Merlin is depicted directing the giants to build Stonehenge. The Anglo-Norman manuscript containing this illustration...
Mummy Mask from Early Roman Egypt
Stucco on linen mummy mask of a woman dating to the early Roman period, beginning of the 1st century CE. The headdress, earrings, two necklaces, rings, and bracelets were prominently imitated. The black curly hair was imitated from dyed flax...
Roman Marriage Ceremony
Fragment from the front of a sarcophagus; relief in blue-veined marble with large crystals (probably Proconnesian), showing a Roman marriage ceremony (dextratrum iunctio, literally joining of hands). Between the bride and groom was a figure...
Roman Soldiers Explore a Tropical Forest
An artist's depiction of Roman soldiers exploring a tropical forest or jungle. From the game Old World.
A 1st century CE bronze portable abacus, part of a Roman scribe's kit. From St. Martin-de-Corléans Cemetery, Aosta, North Italy. (Archaeological Museum, Aosta)
Bronze Hand, Roman Ship Decoration
These bronze hands would have decorated the end beams of a Roman ship. They were placed at the end of beams running parallel with the ship's long axis, two either side and with the arm horizontal and thumb pointing upwards. They were believed...