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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).

Lion Relief from the Processional Way
Human Attendant Carrying a Bow, Arrows, and a Mace
Nolan Amphora showing Athena and Hermes
Kylix with a Symposion Scene
Shrine to the God Mithras (Mithraeum)
Arsu Riding a Camel
Tyche of Antioch
Sphinx
Scutum (Shield)
Ceiling Tile with Heliodoros, an Actuarius
Herakles and the Nemean Lion
Red-figure Calyx Krater; A: Nike and Poseidon; B: Woman and Old Man