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).

Ceiling Tile with Heliodoros, an Actuarius
Red-figure Calyx Krater; A: Nike and Poseidon; B: Woman and Old Man
Shrine to the God Mithras (Mithraeum)
Arsu Riding a Camel
Black-Figure Amphora; A: Birth of Athena; B: Frontal Chariot
Nolan Amphora showing Athena and Hermes
Kylix with a Symposion Scene