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Background imageAntico Collection: The Shield of Achilles, used in his battle with Hector

The Shield of Achilles, used in his battle with Hector. Scenes include the earth, sky and sea, the sun, the moon and the constellations, two beautiful cities full of people, a field being ploughed

Background imageAntico Collection: Islamic portrayal of Adam and Eve

Islamic portrayal of Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve from a Persian manuscript. They are shown in Oriental robes singing to the tree of life in Paradise, halos and flames shooting from their heads. Adamo id Eva

Background imageAntico Collection: Medea and Jason stealing the Golden Fleece

Medea and Jason stealing the Golden Fleece
Depiction of Medea and Jason from Greek mythology. Medea drugs a serpent while Jason prepares to kill it and steal the Golden Fleece. Venus and a winged youth stand at their side

Background imageAntico Collection: View of the ancient city of Babylon

View of the ancient city of Babylon
View of the city of Babylon, showing the ancient city with the Tower of Babel and the Hanging Gardens. Citta di Babilonia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by B

Background imageAntico Collection: Busts of seven principal heroes of the Trojan War

Busts of seven principal heroes of the Trojan War. From left to right: Menelaus, Paris, Diomedes, Ulysses, Nestor, Achilles and Agamemnon. Sette principali Eroi della Guerra Trojana

Background imageAntico Collection: Roman bridge over the River Rhine, Germany

Roman bridge over the River Rhine, Germany. Built by Julius Caesar and his legions using timber pilings and beams during the Gallic War. Ponte gettato sul Reno

Background imageAntico Collection: Roman legionaries in armour building fortifications

Roman legionaries in armour building fortifications. One cuts wood with an axe, other bring lime in baskets, stones and timbers. From Trajans Column. Fortificazioni

Background imageAntico Collection: Ancient Germanic warrior with heads of his victims

Ancient Germanic warrior with heads of his victims
Ancient Germanic warrior on horseback, in short cape and pants, with severed heads of his victims impaled on his lance and hanging from his waist

Background imageAntico Collection: Ancient Germanic warriors

Ancient Germanic warriors. They are naked except for animal skins with heads and antlers, and carry lances, clubs and wood and wicker shields. After Philipp Cluvers Germania Antiqua

Background imageAntico Collection: Map of Palestine, circa 1800

Map of Palestine, circa 1800. From Gaza and Ashkelon in the south to Tyre and Sidon (Lebanon) in the north. La Palestina. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes

Background imageAntico Collection: Uniforms of the Portuguese Infantry, 1800s

Uniforms of the Portuguese Infantry, 1800s
Uniforms of the Portuguese Army, 1800s. Officer 1, infantry officer 2, Lisbon police guards 3, and armed peasant from the Algarve 4. Portuguese soldiers in French Dragoon and Guards uniforms in rear

Background imageAntico Collection: Uniforms of the Spanish Army, 1800s

Uniforms of the Spanish Army, 1800s. Catalan light infantryman 1, artilleryman 2, grenadiers 3, other soldiers 4. Infanteria Spagnola

Background imageAntico Collection: Muslim women bathing in a public baths

Muslim women bathing in a public baths
Muslim women and children bathing in a public baths. They fill basins at spigots, wash each others hair, nurse babies and wear high wooden sandals. Bagni Pubblici

Background imageAntico Collection: Musical instruments of the ancient Hebrews

Musical instruments of the ancient Hebrews. Harp, lyres, flute, psaltery, organ, horn, panpipes, bagpipes, drum, trumpet, bell, sistrum, triangle, rattle, etc. Strumenti musicali

Background imageAntico Collection: Ancient Greek method of mounting and riding a horse

Ancient Greek method of mounting and riding a horse bareback. A cavalry man mounts a horse by holding lance and bridle in his right hand

Background imageAntico Collection: Ancient Germanic deities, Svetovid and Triglav

Ancient Germanic deities, Svetovid and Triglav
Ancient Germanic deities. Svetovid, Slavic war god with four heads worshipped by the Rugians, and Triglav, three-headed Slavic god, worshipped by the Vandals. Suantovito, Trigla

Background imageAntico Collection: Ancient Germanic gods: Irmensula, Crodo and Prono

Ancient Germanic gods: Irmensula, Crodo and Prono
Ancient Germanic deities: Irmensula, god of the Saxons and Westphalians depicted in medieval armour 1, Crodo or Cronus (Saturn) with spear and shield 2, and Prono or Brennus

Background imageAntico Collection: Scenes from the Pillar of the Boatmen

Scenes from the Pillar of the Boatmen, monumental Roman column erected in Lutetia (Paris) in honour of Jupiter by the guild of boatmen in the 1st century AD

Background imageAntico Collection: Plan and elevations of the Arch of Constantine, Rome

Plan and elevations of the Arch of Constantine, Rome, a triumphal arch built to commemorate Emperor Constantine Is victory over Maxentius. Arco di Costantino

Background imageAntico Collection: Map of Italy in 1836 by Ab. Bartolomeo Borghi

Map of Italy in 1836 by Ab. Bartolomeo Borghi
Map of Italy in 1836. Showing the kingdoms of Sardinia, Lombardy, Venice, Rome, Tuscany, Parma, Naples and Corsica. Map by Ab. Bartolomeo Borghi, Florence. l Italia dell Ab. B. Borghi, Firenze 1836

Background imageAntico Collection: Ancient Germanic cavalry

Ancient Germanic cavalry. They wear helmets, capes, pants and socks, and carry severed heads, lances and shields. From Philipp Cluvers Germania Antiqua. Guerrieri Germani a cavallo

Background imageAntico Collection: Ancient sepulchral monument in Germany

Ancient sepulchral monument in Germany. Burial mound or tumulus or the ancient Germanic people. Monumento Sepolcrale. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Antoni from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageAntico Collection: Ancient Germanic warriors at a banquet

Ancient Germanic warriors at a banquet. Warriors in animal skins eating and drinking, women grilling meat over a fire, in a large wooden structure

Background imageAntico Collection: Albrecht Gessler, Habsburg bailiff at Altdorf, 14th century

Albrecht Gessler, Habsburg bailiff at Altdorf, 14th century
Albrecht Gessler, Habsburg bailiff at Altdorf and arch enemy of William Tell, 14th century. Il Governatore Gesslero. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageAntico Collection: The three confederates of the Old Swiss Confederacy, 1307

The three confederates of the Old Swiss Confederacy, 1307
The three confederates or Eidgenossen of the Old Swiss Confederacy, 1307. Walter Furst from Uri, Werner Stauffach from Schwyz, and Arnold von Melchtal of Unterwalden

Background imageAntico Collection: William Tell is arrested in Altdorf, Switzerland

William Tell is arrested in Altdorf, Switzerland
Swiss hero William Tell, with his son and holding a crossbow, is arrested in Altdorf for not saluting Albrecht Gesslers hat mounted on a pole. Guglielmo Tel

Background imageAntico Collection: Women of the Persian harem, 1800s

Women of the Persian harem, 1800s
Princess 7, gentleman 8, slave 1, bajadera or dancer 5, and other ladies in a Persian harem 2, 3, 4, 6, . Women drinking tea, playing music, looking in a mirror, playing with a bird, etc

Background imageAntico Collection: The tomb of the prophet Jeremiah, 1800s. Tomba di Geremia

The tomb of the prophet Jeremiah, 1800s. Tomba di Geremia. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Carocci after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes Ancient and Modern of the Peoples of the World

Background imageAntico Collection: Gian Galeazzo Visconti and his three sons

Gian Galeazzo Visconti and his three sons
Gian Galeazzo Visconti 1 and his sons Filippo Maria 2, Gian Maria 3 and Gabriele Maria 4. Filippo holds a model of Certosa di Pavia, a monastery in Pavia, Lombardy

Background imageAntico Collection: View of the town of Quebec, Canada, circa 1800

View of the town of Quebec, Canada, circa 1800
View of the town of Quebec, Canada, on the Saint Lawrence River, circa 1800. Sailing ships in the bay, and a watermill in the foreground. Veduta di Quebec

Background imageAntico Collection: Entrance to the Tomb of Lazarus, Bethany, 1800s

Entrance to the Tomb of Lazarus, Bethany, 1800s
Entrance to the Tomb of Lazarus, Bethany, near Bethlehem, 1800s. Ingresso alla tomba di Lazzaro. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Corsi after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes Ancient

Background imageAntico Collection: View of Jerusalem with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

View of Jerusalem with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, 1800s. Parte di Gerusalmme colla Chiesa del S. Sepolero. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Maina after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes

Background imageAntico Collection: Reservoir of the Sealed Fountain near Bethlehem, 1800s

Reservoir of the Sealed Fountain near Bethlehem, 1800s. Serbaloio del Fons Signatus. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Corsi after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes Ancient

Background imageAntico Collection: Entrance to the bazaar or market of Jerusalem, Israel, 1800s

Entrance to the bazaar or market of Jerusalem, Israel, 1800s
Entrance to the bazaar, besestein or market of Jerusalem, Israel, 1800s. Ingresso del mercato. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Corsi after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes Ancient

Background imageAntico Collection: View of Jerusalem as seen from the Mount of Olives

View of Jerusalem as seen from the Mount of Olives, Israel, 1800s. Veduta di Gerusalemme presa dal Monte degli Ulivi. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Maina after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes

Background imageAntico Collection: Indian princess having her hair done, 18th century

Indian princess having her hair done, 18th century. A princess smokes a hookah pipe while maids fix her hair, hold a mirror and play music. In a courtyard with pond, fountains and garden

Background imageAntico Collection: Sultans of the Adil Shah Dynasty of Bijapur

Sultans of the Adil Shah Dynasty of Bijapur
Eight rulers of the house of Bijapur including Sultan Yusuf Adil Shah (1450-1510) on the throne, Ibrahim I and Ali I at left, and Ibrahim II, Muhammad at right

Background imageAntico Collection: Courtyard of the Dolls, Real Alcazar, Seville, 18th century

Courtyard of the Dolls, Real Alcazar, Seville, 18th century
Courtyard of the Dolls, Patio de las Munecas, in the Royal Palace or Real Alcazar in Seville, Andalucia, Spain, 18th century. Cortile dell Alcasar di Seviglia

Background imageAntico Collection: Uniforms of the Portuguese cavalry, 1800s

Uniforms of the Portuguese cavalry, 1800s
Uniforms of the Portuguese Army, 1800s. Mounted Lisbon police guard 5, cavalryman from the Legion of Alorgna, and cavalryman from the Regiment of Alcantara

Background imageAntico Collection: Uniforms of the Spanish Cavalry, 1800s

Uniforms of the Spanish Cavalry, 1800s
Uniforms of the Spanish Army, 1800s. Spanish light cavalryman 5 and heavy cavalryman 6. Cavaleria Spagnola. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after Giulio Ferrario in his Costumes Ancient

Background imageAntico Collection: Man and woman dancing the bolero, Granada, 18th century

Man and woman dancing the bolero, Granada, 18th century. Man in majo suit, woman in long dress, both with castanets, accompanied by two guitarists

Background imageAntico Collection: Muslim boys in the days before their circumcision, 1790

Muslim boys in the days before their circumcision, 1790
Muslim boys in the days before their circumcision, and goats destined for sacrifice. Figli Musulman. Animali pei sacrifici. 18th century

Background imageAntico Collection: Inside a Zurkhaneh, traditional Iranian or Persian gymnasium

Inside a Zurkhaneh, traditional Iranian or Persian gymnasium. Two men wrestle at koshti pahlavani, while athletes train with meels, Indian clubs, and musicians play drums and cymbals

Background imageAntico Collection: The Ali Qapu Palace, or Imperial Palace, in Isfahan, Iran

The Ali Qapu Palace, or Imperial Palace, in Isfahan, Iran. Built by Shah Abbas I in the early 17th century. Palazzo Reale

Background imageAntico Collection: Ancient Persian priests performing ritual sacrifices

Ancient Persian priests performing ritual sacrifices
Ancient Persian priests in white robes performing ritual sacrifices at a pyre. Pireo e Sacerdoti Persi. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giovanni Antonio Sasso from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes

Background imageAntico Collection: Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Shah of Persia, sitting

Fath-Ali Shah Qajar, Shah of Persia, sitting on his bed throne with scimitar and hookah pipe. Princes to the right, court clerks at left, and other courtiers

Background imageAntico Collection: Portraits of the Kings of Persia

Portraits of the Kings of Persia. Shah Tahmasp 1, Shah Abbas the Great 2, Nadir Shah 3, Mohammad Karim Khan Zand 4. Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar 5 and Fath-Ali Shah Qajar 6. Ritratti di Re de Persia

Background imageAntico Collection: Costumes of the Achaemenid kings of Persia

Costumes of the Achaemenid kings of Persia
Costumes of the Achaemenid kings. King Cyrus the Great on his golden throne, King Xerxes I under parasol, Persian king riding a quadriga or four-horse chariot, and on a galley



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