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Antiquities Collection (#5)

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Suit of armour made for King Henry VIII at 18

Suit of armour made for King Henry VIII at 18
Suit of armour made for King Henry VIII at age 18 in the Tower of London. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale, London

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Suit of black morion or arquebus armour

Suit of black morion or arquebus armour. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale, London, 1812

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Suits of armour from the Tower of London

Suits of armour from the Tower of London
Suit of armour with lance rest, open helmet 1, suit of arquebus armour 3, and suit of arquebus armour with long thigh tassets 4

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Soldier of the time of King James I armed

Soldier of the time of King James I armed with a caliver or arquebus, 17th century. Copperplate engraving by N.C. Goodnight from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Title page to volume 1 with calligraphic title

Title page to volume 1 with calligraphic title and vignette or armour and weapons. Copperplate engraving from Francis Groses Military Antiquities respecting a History of the English Army, Stockdale

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Woman performing the Bacchic dance of Euripides

Woman performing the Bacchic dance of Euripides
Female dancer in voluminous robes performing the third action (turn of the head) in the Bacchic dance of Euripides. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Dancer in a long transparent dress

Dancer in a long transparent dress
Dancer in a long voluminous, transparent dress reminiscent of that of the Lydians and Phrygians. It may be Bacchus consort Ariadne

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Venus with a mirror and Vulcan

Venus with a mirror and Vulcan
Venus looking at herself in a mirror, and a virile young Vulcan seated on a stool with his arm over his head. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Citharist with garland of ivy, possibly Sappho

Citharist with garland of ivy, possibly Sappho
Citharist or citharede, lyre player. Her garland of ivy identifies her as possibly Sappho or another poetess. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum

Background imageAntiquities Collection: A daughter of Nereus mounted on a sea monster

A daughter of Nereus mounted on a sea monster
One of the 50 daughters of Nereus mounted on a sea monster with the head of a panther. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: One of the 50 daughters of Nereus mounted on a sea monster

One of the 50 daughters of Nereus mounted on a sea monster with the head of a horse. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: A scorned woman and righteous warrior

A scorned woman and righteous warrior. It could be Bellerophon and Sthenoboea, wife of Proetus, or Peleus and Astydameia, wife of King Acastus of Iolcus

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Depiction of the hunt of the Calydonian boar

Depiction of the hunt of the Calydonian boar by Meleager and Atalanta. Men with spears and a hunting dog stand over the dead boar

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Odysseus presenting his wife Penelope with his bow

Odysseus presenting his wife Penelope with his bow and quiver of arrows. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Painting of the nymph Chloris or Flora, wife of Zephyrus

Painting of the nymph Chloris or Flora, wife of Zephyrus, holding a vase of flowers and picking a bloom from a bush. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Helle, Phrixus and the flying golden ram

Helle, Phrixus and the flying golden ram
Helle reaching for her brother Phrixus on his flying golden ram trying after falling off into Hellespont (now the Dardanelles). Dolphins caper alongside

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Diana led by Amore (cupid) falls in love with

Diana led by Amore (cupid) falls in love with
Diana, the moon goddess, led by Amore (cupid) to fall in love with the sleeping shepherd Endymion. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano)

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Statue of the god Bacchus

Statue of the god Bacchus, depicted as a graceful youth with long hair in ringlets. He holds a vase and long thrysus covered in fronds of ivy

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Statue of Apollo with halo, cithara (lyre) and plectrum

Statue of Apollo with halo, cithara (lyre) and plectrum
Statue of Apollo in copper. He is depicted with halo, cithara (lyre) and plectrum. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Minister fanning sacred flame with flabellum

Minister fanning sacred flame with flabellum
Festival of Isis, with minister fanning the sacred flame with flabellum and second minister with sword or scepter. Devotees playing sistrum, horns and drums

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Festival of Isis

Festival of Isis, with devotees praying and making offerings, playing sistrum, horns and drums, and sacred ibis. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Two satyrs butting heads with goats

Two satyrs butting heads with goats. The rural god Pan is also depicted in this posture. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: A winged Victory, with shield and wreath of oak leaves

A winged Victory, with shield and wreath of oak leaves. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Young man with branch and basket in a Temple of Bacchus

Young man with branch and basket in a Temple of Bacchus with statue of a goat and fluted columns. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano)

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Aglais, daughter of Megacles

Aglais, daughter of Megacles
Young woman with a Bacchic ferrule and a large trumpet, identifying her as Aglais, the daughter of Megacles, who played the trumpet in the first grand Alexandrian procession

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Bacchic rites of Thalysia

Bacchic rites of Thalysia
Two ministers of Bacchus with sacrificial offerings of leaves, cembalo (cymbal) and patera (bowl). Perhaps the festival of Thalysia

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Bacchic rite

Bacchic rite. Priestess with waterlily leaf receiving a string of pearls, and (below) Bacchus seated between two ministers

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Bacchic initiation rites

Bacchic initiation rites
Bacchic rite. Women offering figs on platters to Bacchus, and seated woman in an initiation rite accompanied by a genius of Ceres (boy with wings)

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Bacchic chorus of musicians and dancers

Bacchic chorus of musicians and dancers
A Bacchic chorus of musicians and dancers with tibiae (woodwind), cithara (lyre) and cymbals. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano)

Background imageAntiquities Collection: A deity (Apollo?) with halo and bow leans against a pillar

A deity (Apollo?) with halo and bow leans against a pillar. A young woman with crown of leaves and laurel branch in her left hand sits on a bench

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Bacchus contemplates the sleeping Ariadne on Naxos

Bacchus contemplates the sleeping Ariadne on Naxos
Bacchus, an amorino, and his tutor Silenus with long thyrsus, contemplate the sleeping Ariadne on the island of Naxos. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum

Background imageAntiquities Collection: The abandonment of Ariadne on Naxos island by Theseus

The abandonment of Ariadne on Naxos island by Theseus on a galley. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Bacchus watching a fight between Cupid and a satyr

Bacchus watching a fight between Cupid and a satyr
Bacchus in crown of vine leaves watching a fight between Cupid and a satyr. Silenus has his right hand on the head of a satyr

Background imageAntiquities Collection: The education of Bacchus

The education of Bacchus. Three nymphs offer a bunch of grapes to the little god Bacchus who is raised up by his tutor Silenus. Mercury sits at right with a cithara (lyre)

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Juno and Pallas visiting Venus

Juno and Pallas visiting Venus to persuade her to induce Medea to fall in love with Jason. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Roman painting depicting two gods and a nymph

Roman painting depicting two gods and a nymph
Roman painting depicting two gods with halos, a nymph in wreath, and an old man watching from the rocks. Perhaps, the Sun, the Moon, Aurora, children of the old man Hyperion

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Calliope, muse of epic poetry

Calliope, muse of epic poetry, holding a scroll and wearing a wreath of ivy. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Urania, muse of astronomy, with celestial globe and staff

Urania, muse of astronomy, with celestial globe and staff. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Erato, muse of lyric poetry

Erato, muse of lyric poetry, holding a lyre (cithara). Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Terpsichore, muse of dance, holding a lyre

Terpsichore, muse of dance, holding a lyre
Terpsichore, muse of dance, holding a cithara or lyre. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Thalia, Roman muse of comedy

Thalia, Roman muse of comedy, holding a comic mask and shepherds staff. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum (Antichita di Ercolano), Rome, 1789

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Clio, Roman muse of history, reading a scroll

Clio, Roman muse of history, reading a scroll. She wears a laurel wreath, sits on a chair above a Cassettino Cilindrico (cylindrical barrel)

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Musical concert with poetess, lyre and tibia players

Musical concert with poetess, lyre and tibia players
A musical concert. A poetess or singer sings from a small volume accompanied by a Tibicine on a tibia (double reed flute) and a Fidicine on a lyre tied to her arm with a ribbon

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Music teacher or poet with a woman with comic mask

Music teacher or poet with a woman with comic mask
Scene from a play. A woman with comic mask hands a small volume to another woman in front of a seated music teacher or poet. Vignette of four Bacchic masks with closed mouths of buffoons and dancers

Background imageAntiquities Collection: A Cabiri with shield and spear and a Cabiridae

A Cabiri with shield and spear and a Cabiridae
One of the Cabiri, son of Vulcan and the nymph Cabira, with shield (scudo) and spear (hasta). The woman may be a Cabiridae, or Cybele or Hecate, but not a Bacchante

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Naked youth sleeping in the shade of a tree

Naked youth sleeping in the shade of a tree. Perhaps Endymion, hunter or shepherd, as evidenced by the lance and dog. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus

Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus. On his shoulders is the helmet that made him invisible, his sword Harpe and under his cloak is the severed head of Gorgon Medusa

Background imageAntiquities Collection: Hylas kidnapped by the Mysian Naiads

Hylas kidnapped by the Mysian Naiads (Euneica, Malis and Nycheia), who dwelled in the spring of Pegae near lake Askanios. Copperplate engraving by Tommaso Piroli from his Antiquities of Herculaneum



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