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Antique Collection

Background imageAntique Collection: Portland vase in the British Museum

Portland vase in the British Museum. Cameo vase in blue and white glass with historical or mythological figures. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Henry Moses from A Collection of Antique Vases

Background imageAntique Collection: Roman art. Boy with horse (possible CastorI. Marble. Relief

Roman art. Boy with horse (possible CastorI. Marble. Relief
Roman art. Bas-relief. Boy with a horse, probably Castor taming his horse, acompanied by a dog. Found in the pantanella of Hadrians Villa at Tivoli. 125 AD. British Museum. London. England

Background imageAntique Collection: Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Portrait of Sir Mortimer Wheeler (1890 - 1976), archaeologist and broadcaster, seated at his desk in the British Academy. Through the medium of television

Background imageAntique Collection: Head of a statue of Ares. Roman sculpture after original of

Head of a statue of Ares. Roman sculpture after original of
Ares, the god of war. Roman equivalent : Mars. Head of a statue of Ares. Roman sculpture after original of about 430 BC. Glytothek. Munich

Background imageAntique Collection: Leonidas I (died 480 BC). King of Sparta. Monument in Spart

Leonidas I (died 480 BC). King of Sparta. Monument in Spart
Leonidas I (died 480 BC). Also known as Leonidas the Brave was a Greek hero-king of Sparta, the 17th of the Agiad line King of Sparta[

Background imageAntique Collection: Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at home, 1960

Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at home, 1960
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900 - 1974), pictured together with his wife, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901 - 2004) examining a particularly interesting large plate. Date: 1960

Background imageAntique Collection: Greece. Athens. Hadrians Library. Created by Roman Emperor

Greece. Athens. Hadrians Library. Created by Roman Emperor Hadrian in 132 AD. Noth side of the Acropolis of Athens. Corintian order. Detail. Date: 20070527

Background imageAntique Collection: Stela of Amenemhat I. Table offering. 12th Dynasty. Middle K

Stela of Amenemhat I. Table offering. 12th Dynasty. Middle K
Amenemhat I. 1st King. 12th Dynasty (1991-1962 BC). Middle Kingdom. Limestone, painted, stela of Amenemhat. Table offerings. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageAntique Collection: Epicurus (341-270 BC). Ancient Greek philosopher. Bust. Roma

Epicurus (341-270 BC). Ancient Greek philosopher. Bust. Roman copy. 3rd-2nd century. British Museum. London. England

Background imageAntique Collection: Early Christian art. The Good Shepherd. Relief. 4th century

Early Christian art. The Good Shepherd. Relief. 4th century. Bardo National Museum. Tunis. Tunisia

Background imageAntique Collection: The Fall of Babylon by John Martin (1789-1854). 1831. Nation

The Fall of Babylon by John Martin (1789-1854). 1831. National Library. Paris. France. Exposition Babylon. Louvre

Background imageAntique Collection: Three Goddesses. Hestia, Dione and Aphrodite. East Pediment

Three Goddesses. Hestia, Dione and Aphrodite. East Pediment
Three Goddesses. Hestia, Dione and Aphrodite. From the East Pediment of the Parthenon, Athens. High Classical Greek. 438-432 BC. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageAntique Collection: Roman mosaic. Fish and octopus. Spain

Roman mosaic. Fish and octopus. Spain
Roman mosaic. Scene Marina. Fish and octopus. Archaeological Museum. Albacete province. Castile-La Mancha. Spain

Background imageAntique Collection: Ancient Egyptian. God Bes

Ancient Egyptian. God Bes. Protector of households. National Archaeology Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageAntique Collection: Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo

Neo-Sumerian. Statue of Gudea. Girsu, Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneifo
Mesopotamia. Neo-Sumerian. Ruler Gudea of state of Lagash. Diorita statue. From Girsu (modern Telloh). Iraq. 2120 BC. Cuneiform inscription. Detail. Museum of Louvre. Paris. France

Background imageAntique Collection: Aphrodite, called Hera Borghese. Monte Calvo. 2nd century

Aphrodite, called Hera Borghese. Monte Calvo. 2nd century AD. Goddess of Love. Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze statue of the Classical Period. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Copenhagen, Denmark

Background imageAntique Collection: Sarcophagus. Marble. Tel Mevorah. Battle between Amazons

Sarcophagus. Marble. Tel Mevorah. Battle between Amazons
Amazon sarcophagus. Marble. Tel Mevorah. Roman Period. Early 3rd century AD. Detail. Battle between the Amazons and the Greeks. Relief. Rockefeller Archaeological Museum. Jerusalem. Israel

Background imageAntique Collection: Taming horse. Roman painting. Domus. 4th C. Merida (Augusta

Taming horse. Roman painting. Domus. 4th C. Merida (Augusta
Taming horse. Roman painting. Domus. 4th C. From Merida(Augusta Emerita). National Museum of Roman art. Merida. Spain

Background imageAntique Collection: Constantine the Great. Roman Emperor from 306-337. Constanti

Constantine the Great. Roman Emperor from 306-337. Constanti
Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus) (272-337). Roman Emperor from 306-337. Know for being the first roman emperor to convert to christianity

Background imageAntique Collection: Drunken old woman. Roman sculpture after original of about 2

Drunken old woman. Roman sculpture after original of about 200 BC. The woman clasps a wine jug. Glyptothek. Munich. Germany

Background imageAntique Collection: Homer (c. 8th century). Greek epic poet. Bust. Copy of an ori

Homer (c. 8th century). Greek epic poet. Bust. Copy of an ori
Homer (c.8th century). Greek epic poet. Bust. Copy of an original from 2nd century BC. Capitoline Museums, Rome, Italy. Rome. Italy

Background imageAntique Collection: Scene of wild boar hunt, mosaic uncovered in Merida (Augusta

Scene of wild boar hunt, mosaic uncovered in Merida (Augusta
Scene of wild boar hunt, mosaic uncovered in Merida, Spain. Roman, 4th century. National Museum of Roman Art. Merida. Spain

Background imageAntique Collection: Antiques market, Bromyard, Herefordshire

Antiques market, Bromyard, Herefordshire
People at an antiques market in Bromyard, Herefordshire. Date: 1969

Background imageAntique Collection: Woman being pulled in rickshaw, jinrikisha, Japan

Woman being pulled in rickshaw, jinrikisha, Japan
Young woman being pulled in a rickshaw, jinrikisha, Japan. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageAntique Collection: Four people with a veteran antique car

Four people with a veteran antique car. 1904

Background imageAntique Collection: Natives of the island of Formosa (Taiwan)

Natives of the island of Formosa (Taiwan), depicted as headhunters and cannibals, 1820s. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrrarios Costumes Antique

Background imageAntique Collection: Advert for Harrods silverware 1937

Advert for Harrods silverware 1937
Advertisement for siverware for Harrods to celebrate the Coronation Year including Silver- salver, entree dish, hot water jug, coaster, asparagus tongs, pair of candlesticks

Background imageAntique Collection: Alfriston Antiques

Alfriston Antiques
The wonderfully jumbled interior of an antique shop at Alfriston, Sussex, England, where dealers have known for years that bargain hunters love a rummage! Date: 1960s

Background imageAntique Collection: Peacock Styling 1916

Peacock Styling 1916
Satire on the current peacock modes: exaggerated voluminous short skirts in bold stripes & colours with antique accessories like panniers & reticules

Background imageAntique Collection: Ornaments and weapons of the Island Carib or Kalinago people

Ornaments and weapons of the Island Carib or Kalinago people
Ornaments of the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies, including necklace, headdress, earrings, and weapons, bow, arrow and knife

Background imageAntique Collection: Men of the Island Carib or Kalinago people

Men of the Island Carib or Kalinago people. The wear loincloths, armlets, garters, tattoos and nose piercings. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Nasi from Giulio Ferrrarios Costumes Antique

Background imageAntique Collection: The tall Tehuelche people of Patagonia

The tall Tehuelche people of Patagonia exchanging gifts with short European colonist. The Native Americans wear feather headdresses and fur cloaks

Background imageAntique Collection: Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill, London

Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill, London
An atmospheric early summers morning view of Portobello Road Market, Notting Hill, London. Date: 1960s

Background imageAntique Collection: Ouled Nail woman, Biskra Algeria

Ouled Nail woman, Biskra Algeria
19th century vintage photograph - Ouled Nail woman, Biskra Algeria, north Africa, image c, 1880s by the Auguste Maure studio

Background imageAntique Collection: The Temple of Saturn Roman Forum, Rome, Italy

The Temple of Saturn Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
Vintage 19th century photograph: The Temple of Saturn was an ancient Roman temple to the god Saturn. Its ruins stand at the foot of the Capitoline Hill at the western end of the Roman Forum

Background imageAntique Collection: Antique and curio shop for tourists in Cairo, Egypt

Antique and curio shop for tourists in Cairo, Egypt. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageAntique Collection: Woman in white dress, pink fichu and corsage

Woman in white dress, pink fichu and corsage, pink bonnet-chapeau. Handcoloured lithograph by A. Carrache after an illustration by Francois-Claudius Compte-Calix from Les Modes Parisienne sous le

Background imageAntique Collection: Japanese Shinto gods Amida and Xaca or Shaka

Japanese Shinto gods Amida and Xaca or Shaka
Japanese Shinto gods Amida (dog-headed god on a multi-headed horse) and Xaca (old man seated on cushion). The names reference Amitabha and Shaka, Gautama Buddha, Buddhist deities

Background imageAntique Collection: Chinese string and percussion instruments

Chinese string and percussion instruments
Chinese musical instruments: two-string erhu 1, 2, three-string erhu 3, four-string pipa 4, 5, gong 6, horns and percussion, yunluo cloud gong 11, and paiban 12

Background imageAntique Collection: Querandi people of the Pampas, Argentina

Querandi people of the Pampas, Argentina
Querandi people of the Pampas wearing poncho in a store on Calles de los Torres, central Buenos Aires, selling stirrups, bridles, bola, lasso and other horse paraphernalia

Background imageAntique Collection: Ornaments of the Island Carib or Kalinago people

Ornaments of the Island Carib or Kalinago people, West Indies, including garters and body paint of roucou or achiote dye. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Migliavacca from Giulio Ferrrarios

Background imageAntique Collection: Ancient Egyptian vases, tableware and furniture

Ancient Egyptian vases, tableware and furniture, including earthenware jars, incense burner, lamps, stool, throne, sofa and box

Background imageAntique Collection: Perspective view of the plan of Athens, Greece 1700 Date: 1700

Perspective view of the plan of Athens, Greece 1700 Date: 1700

Background imageAntique Collection: Jeweller and Antique Silver Dealer - Arthur & Co

Jeweller and Antique Silver Dealer - Arthur & Co. 36 New Bond Street, London. Now Delvaux - a high end handbag shop, thankfully retaining many of the period frontage feature depicted here. Date: 1906

Background imageAntique Collection: Antique shop, Tickhill

Antique shop, Tickhill Date: circa 1900s

Background imageAntique Collection: Tickhill Antique Shop early 1900s

Tickhill Antique Shop early 1900s Date: circa 1900s

Background imageAntique Collection: Gardener mowing a lawn with a Thomas Green lawnmower

Gardener mowing a lawn with a Thomas Green lawnmower, Victorian period

Background imageAntique Collection: Chilwell Road, Beeston early 1900's

Chilwell Road, Beeston early 1900's
The Motor Party left to right Lashby, Day, Evans, Hooper, British Antarctic Expedition led by Captain Scott 1910 -1913



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