The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantin in Rome. The name o that type of buildings came from the Greek "Basilike Stoa" (Βασιλική Στοά), meaning Royal Stoa (Royal Portico). It was firstly constructed in Athens in the 5th century BC in the Athenian Agora and operated as a headquarter of the King Archon and the high Court of Appeal for criminal and civil cases known as Areios Pagos. Later, the Romans adopted the basilica along with its name and its main use.
RARE MIRROR BOX. The lid is decorated with a wall depicting a young satyr naked face to the goddess Athena seated, draped, holding his shield (probable Athena and Marsyas representation). The interior has a radiant decoration on silver background. Handle removable suspension. Bronze and silver. Gaps. Greek Art, fourth century BC.
Figure of Isis-Aphrodite, Isis-Aphrodite is a form of the great goddess Isis that emphasizes the fertility aspects associated with Aphrodite. She was concerned with marriage and childbirth and, following very ancient pharaonic prototypes, also with rebirth. Elaborate accessories, including an exaggerated calathos (the crown of Egyptian Greco-Roman divinities) emblazoned with a tiny disk and horns of Isis, heighten the effect of her nudity. Figures depicting this goddess are found in...
Her mirror: Bronze mirror with a support in the form of a draped woman Period: Classical Date: mid-5th century B.C. Culture: Greek, Argive Medium: Bronze Dimensions: H. 15 15/16 in. (40.41 cm) Classification: Bronzes Credit Line: Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971 Accession Number: 1972.118.78
It was found west of Athens, in the ancient cemetery of Kerameikos, According to the inscription on the epistyle the deceased is Hegeso daughter of Proxenos.The work has been attributed to the sculptor Kallimachos. Grave Stele, Pentelic Marble, end of the 3rd Century BC,National Archaeological Museum, Athens, 2009