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Relief fragment, Imperial, 1st–2nd century a.d., Roman; found at Sardis. The relief shows part of a scene of a venatio (a series of games in the theater or circus comprising fights between men and animals or between different types of animals). At the bottom is what remains of a Greek inscription, indicating that the scene represents the third day of the games.

Anatomical Votive Marble Found near the Pnyx in Athens 2nd/3rd Century AD Roman Marble votive relief with eyes. It was dedicated to Zeus, and placed in the shrine by one Philomation, either in the hope of preventing eye disease or a thank-offering for a cure. Source: British Museum

For almost twenty-one years, from A.D. 117 to 138, Publius Aelius Hadrianus ruled one of the mightiest empires the world has ever seen. Rome 2nd century AD Bronze Torso.


A mondragone colossal head of Antinous from a Roman villa near Frascati (130-138 AD).

Relief plaque with a swallow. Egypt, 400-30 BC

A Roman gold pendant. Circa 3rd century A.D.

Relief fragment depicting athletic prizes [Roman] (59.11.19) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marble Relief Roman c.100 BC-100 AD Marble relief carved with a erotic scene in a boat. In the pointed hat stands the boatman, behind him are a man and woman engaged in a sexual act under the sail. In front of the boat is the rear of a hippo. It is possible that the lovers depicted on the boat represent (and caricature) Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII.

Gladiator cup, ca. 50–80 A.D.; Neronian–Early Flavianic Roman; Found at Montagnole, southern France