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Gold ring with representation of the temple of Aphrodite at Paphos

1st-2nd Century AD

Early-Mid Imperial Roman

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)


3rd Century AD

Pontic Greek

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Marble Portrait Bust of a Woman

AD 193-211

Severan Period


(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Inscribed Gem

2nd-4th Century AD


(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Terracotta rattle in the form of a pig

2nd Century AD

Mid Imperial Roman

The pig’s back is inlaid with chunks of coloured glass.

(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)

Terracotta lamp 

9.5cm long and 2.4cm high (3 3/4 x 15/16 inch.) 

Roman Period, from Cyprus region, 40 - 100 AD.

Source: Metropolitan Museum 

Terracotta vase in the shape of an African youth’s head 

It is 22.9cm high (9 inch.)

Etruscan, Classical Period, 4th century BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Alabaster jar representing the god Duamutef 

Duamutef is one of the four sons of Horus who were entrusted with protecting the organs of a mummy. On this jar the paint is still visible and a lively jackal face can be seen. It is 31cm high and 13.5cm in diameter ( 12 3/16 x 5 5/16 inch.) 

Found in Abydos, Upper Egypt. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Faience amulet of goddess Nut 

The goddess is shown sitting on her legs, spreading her wings. She is wearing a crown of horns that enclose the sun. This represents her as the sky goddess. 11.5 x 23.6 in centimeters ( 4 1/2 x  9 5/16 inch.) 

It was found in Abydos, Upper Egypt. 

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 25th dynasty, 1070 - 664 BC.

Source: Metropolitan Museum

Granite statue of NIkare as a scribe 

31cm high ( 12 3/16 inch.) 

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5, reign of Niuserre, 2420 - 2389 BC. 

Source: Metropolitan Museum

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