Ancient Art

The collection of ancient art in the Allen Memorial Art Museum includes choice works, including many coins, from the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean – predominantly Greece, Egypt and Rome – as well as objects from Hittite, Sumerian, Persian, Etruscan, Phoenician and Cypriot cultures.  Additionally, the collection includes a number of objects from the Ancient Americas, predominantly Mexican and Peruvian in origin.

Roman
Decorative Bust of a Silenus
Early 1st century A. D.
AMAM 1988.24

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After Skopas of Paros
(Greek, Attic, 4th century B.C.)
Torso from reduced copy of the so-called Pothos
original: second half of
4th century B.C.
copy: 1st or 2nd century A.D.
AMAM 1941.43

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Etruscan (Corneto or Tarquinia)
Hand Mirror with the
Judgment of Paris

ca. 300 - 150 B.C.
AMAM 1942.122

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Epiktetos (painter)
and Pamphaios (potter)
Greek
Active Athens ca. 520 - 490 B.C. and 530 - 495 B.C., respectively
Red-Figure Eye-Cup
ca. 520-10 B.C.
AMAM 1967.61 a-b

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