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Room 72: Ancient Cyprus  Limestone head of a bearded worshipper  From Byblos…

Limestone head of a bearded worshipper From Byblos, Phoenicia (modern Lebanon) Made in Cyprus about BC

Limestone funerary monument of Aththaia, daughter of Malchos. Palmyrene. Imperial Period. 150–200 A.D. | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Funerary monument of Aththaia, daughter of Malchos Palmyrene, Imperial Period, A. Place of Manufacture Palmyra, Syria

Quartzite head of king Amenmesse He is wearing the crown of Egypt.

Head of King Amenmesse Wearing the Blue Crown Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Dynasty: Dynasty 19 Reign: reign of Amenmesse Date: ca.

Terracotta statue of a young woman - The elaborate necklaces and armband on this statue appear to be reproduced from molds of actual jewelry. Some of the pendants are decorated with reliefs depicting various Etruscan deities and heroes. Originally, this woman wore a pair of grape-cluster earrings. When complete, the statue probably stood in a sanctuary and showed the young woman holding an incense box in her extended right hand - Etruscan - late 4th- early 3rd century BC

Terracotta statue of a young woman Date: late century B. Culture: Etruscan Medium: Terracotta Dimensions: H. cm) Classification: Terracottas Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1916 Accession Number:

Cap amb casc Corinti, segle V aC.

Cap amb casc Corinti, segle V aC.

Etruscan votive bust of a woman, terracotta, excavated in 19th century in Caeri, Cerveteri. Third century BC

Etruscan votive bust of a woman, terracotta, excavated in century in Caeri…

100 years young. The Child Mummy.

World's Best Preserved Mummies

Humans are fascinated with the preservation of their dead. From Rosalia Lombardo to John Torrington and the Wet Mummies of China, here are the world's best preserved examples.

Closeup of Funerary Portrait of Balya Daughter of Yarkhai from Palmyra in Roman Syria 150-200 CE Limestone. Portland Museum of Art. Picture taken by Mary Harrsch.

Closeup of Funerary Portrait of Balya Daughter of Yarkhai from Palmyra in Roman Syria CE Limestone. Portland Museum of Art. Picture taken by Mary Harrsch.

Thanks to existing Greek sculptures and texts, we know how people dressed in ancient Greece. The peplos, worn by the woman in the statue above, was the universal garment for Greek women until the 6th century B.C.E.

Beauty at first sight. Thanks to existing Greek sculptures and texts, we know how people dressed in ancient Greece. The peplos, worn by the woman in the statue above, was the universal garment for Greek women until the century B.

Limestone woman Period: Archaic Date: 6th century B.C. Culture: Cypriot Medium: Limestone Dimensions: Overall: 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 in. (19.1 x 6.4 x 5.1 cm) Classification: Stone Sculpture Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76 Accession Number: 74.51.2547

Limestone woman Period: Archaic Date: century B. Culture: Cypriot Medium: Limestone Dimensions: Overall: 7 x 2 x 2 in. x x cm) Classification: Stone Sculpture Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, Accession Number:

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