THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART

1. CERAMICS. Greece.
Aides throws seeds on the ground ploughed by Demeter.
Red-figure amphora.
430—420 BCE.
Athens, National Archaeological Museum.
2. CERAMICS. Southern Italy.
Volute-krater depicting the journey of Orpheus to the Underworld.
Red-figured volute-krater. Apulia.
Attributed to The Underworld Painter (by Trendall).
Clay. Ca. 330—310 BCE.
Munich, State Antique Collection.
3. CERAMICS. Southern Italy.
Volute-krater depicting the journey of Orpheus to the Underworld. Detail: Hades and Persephone in their Palace with Orpheus and other denizens of the Underworld.
Red-figured volute-krater. Apulia.
Attributed to The Underworld Painter.
Clay. Ca. 330—310 BCE.
Munich, State Antique Collection.
4. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with scenes of the myth of Protesilaus and Laodamia.
Left side panel.
Marble. Late 2nd century CE.
Naples, Santa Chiara Church.
5. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with scenes of the myth of Protesilaus and Laodamia.
Marble. Late 2nd century CE.
Naples, Santa Chiara Church.
6. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with scenes of the myth of Protesilaus and Laodamia.
The frontal panel.
Marble. Late 2nd century CE.
Naples, Santa Chiara Church.
7. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with scenes of the myth of Protesilaus and Laodamia. “Laodamia meets Protesilaus”.
The front panel.
Marble. Late 2nd century CE.
Naples, Santa Chiara Church.
8. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of a child with a double-sloping lid and a funerary inscription in tabula ansata.
Marble. 2nd—3rd cent. CE.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
9. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of a child with a double-sloping lid and a funerary inscription in tabula ansata.
Marble. 2nd—3rd cent. CE.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
10. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with scenes of a jorney of the shadows of the married couple to the Underworld.
Marble. 2nd—3rd cent. CE.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
11. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Strigilated sarcophagus with funerary inscription in tabula ansata.
Marble. 170—300 CE.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with a myth of Selene and Endymion. Frieze of the lid.
Luna marble. Mid-2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. MC 725.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori.
13. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Front panel of a sarcophagus with a scene of abduction of Persephone by Hades and side panels with sphinges.
Marble. 150—175 CE.
Inv. No. Ãð-3087 (À184).
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
14. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Front relief of a sarcophagus with a with a scene of the Persephone’s abduction.
Marble. Roman work of the 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. 167.
Venice, National Archaeological Museum.
15. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Front relief of a sarcophagus with a with a scene of the Persephone’s abduction (close-up).
Marble. Roman work of the 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. 167.
Venice, National Archaeological Museum.
16. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Front panel of a sarcophagus with a scene of abduction of Persephone by Hades.
Marble. Beginning of the 3-â cent. CE.
Inv. No. I 1126.
Vienna, Museum of Art History.
17. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Side panel of a sarcophagus with a scene of abduction of Persephone by Hades.
Marble. Beginning of the 3-â cent. CE.
Inv. No. I 1126.
Vienna, Museum of Art History.