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Ancient Art Highlights

The collection of art from the ancient Mediterranean world comprises over 13,000 objects from the Near East, Egypt, Greece, Etruria, and Rome. The collection is also known for its important finds from Yale’s excavations in the 1920s and 30s at Dura-Europos (in present-day Syria) and at Gerasa (now Jerash, Jordan).

Portrait of Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180)
Herakles and the Nemean Lion
Shrine to the God Mithras (Mithraeum)
Arsu Riding a Camel
Portrait of the Emperor Commodus as a Boy
Mosaic Floor with Views of  Alexandria and Memphis
Portrait of a Bearded Man
Sphinx
Scutum (Shield)
Ceiling Tile with Heliodoros, an Actuarius
Red-figure Calyx Krater; A: Nike and Poseidon; B: Woman and Old Man
Black-Figure Amphora; A: Birth of Athena; B: Frontal Chariot