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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 the Emperor Commodus as a Boy
Globular Bowl
Lion Relief from the Processional Way
Sphinx
Running Gorgon
Red-figure Calyx Krater; A: Nike and Poseidon; B: Woman and Old Man
Black-Figure Amphora; A: Birth of Athena; B: Frontal Chariot
Portrait of Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180)
Human Attendant Carrying a Bow, Arrows, and a Mace
Nolan Amphora showing Athena and Hermes
Kylix with a Symposion Scene
Portrait of a Bearded Man