Articles in this category focus on particular objects, which are examined in close detail and may serve as the jumping off point for further discussion.
From the museum at Paestum in Southern Italy comes this red-figure “fish plate”. But what is it exactly?
The collection of the Allard Pierson Museum includes this beautiful red-figure cup with a picture of a warrior.
This ancient stele, dated to between ca. 2600 and 2350 BC, is a key piece of evidence in the history of warfare.
A discussion centred on a votive relief in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes that looks older than it really is.
The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam features a reconstruction of a chariot found in a tomb on the island of Cyprus.
A beautiful mosaic from the Roman city of Pompeii depicts a group of musicians playing in the street.
An Egyptian portrait currently in the British Museum is noteworthy for its depiction of a prominent Adam’s apple.
A statue group currently in Naples serves as the start of a brief discussion of tyranny in ancient Athens.
A brief look at a depiction of an armed youth on the inside of a beautiful red-figure cup from Rhodes.
A look at the equestrian statue of Marcus Nonius Balbus that is currently on display at the archaeological museum of Naples.