Aion Antiquities and Numismatics
Sleeping Ariadne (fragment), Hellenistic period. Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
~ Relief fragment depicting a seated woman and a griffin.
Date: early A.D. 1st century
Medium: Stucco, pigment, and gold.
Stamp seal, Ancient Near Eastern ArtMedium: Chalcedony, brown
Purchase, 1893 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Iran, Achaemenid ornamental Lapis lazuli plate, ca 500-400 BC.
Ancient Egyptian bronze amulet in the form of a wolf/jackal, representing the deity Wepwawet, who was believed in late Egyptian religion to “open the way” through the Underworld for the spirits of the dead. Artist unknown; 664-332 BCE (Late Period). Now in the Brooklyn Museum. Photo credit: Brooklyn Museum.
Gold aureus of Claudius, Greek and Roman ArtMedium: Gold
Gift of Joseph H. Durkee, 1899 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY