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A Roman Lioness Devouring a Man
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A Roman Lioness Devouring a Man

This sculpture depicts a large lioness devouring a naked bearded man; the overall scene represents the destructive power of death. The 2 snakes on the base symbolize the survival of the soul. The sculpture was built as part of a tomb memorial...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of Two Lionesses
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of Two Lionesses

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. On the ivory plaque, there are 2 carved roaring lionesses facing each other. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of an Egyptian king
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of an Egyptian king

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. The depicted/carved man wears the double crown of Egypt and a royal costume. Phoenician art. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From Nimrud...
Homotherium Skull
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Homotherium Skull

Cast of the skull of a scimitar-toothed cat (genus Homotherium) which appeared across Africa, Eurasia and the Americas during the Pliocene (c. 5 million - c. 2,6 million years ago) and the Pleistocene (c. 2,6 million- c. 12,000 years ago...
Korean Turtle-Ship
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Korean Turtle-Ship

A modern replica of a Korean turtle-ship (kobukson), used by Admiral Yi Sun-sin in the Imjin Wars between Korea, China & Japan (1592-8 CE). The precise design is not known except that the deck was covered, perhaps using iron plating, and...
Roman Commomerative Slab Fragment from Cappuck
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Roman Commomerative Slab Fragment from Cappuck

Roman society was literate, and like other literate societies, it liked to mark events and honor achievements with memorial stones or commemorative slabs. This commomerative slab fragment might have been originally painted for extra-decoration...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Suckling Calf
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Suckling Calf

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. A standing cow turns her head towards a small calf. The calf appears to suckle milk from the cow's nipples. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE...
Roman Decorative Glass Medallion
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Roman Decorative Glass Medallion

This glass disc came from the base of a drinking vessel, which may have been made as a wedding gift. Many such discs have been found in the catacombs of Rome, suggesting that when one of a married couple died, the vessel's decorative base...
Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus in Herculaneum
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Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus in Herculaneum

The Terrace of Marcus Nonius Balbus lies in the suburban dIstrict of Herculaneum, near the ancient waterfront. Dominating the terrace are a statue of M. Nonius Balbus, together with a memorial altar set up in his honour. Balbus was a native...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Animal
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Animal

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. The panel shows a winged 4-legged animal (mythical creature). Phoenician art. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu...