Statue of a sleeping child

Statue of a sleeping child

Marble statue portraying a sleeping boy sitting on a rock. He is wearing a Roman tunic with a conical head cover. His sandals are finely carved. Comparing this statue with another similar one displayed in …

Statue of Harpocrates

Statue of Harpocrates

Harpocrates was adapted by the Greeks from the Egyptian child god Horus, who represented the newborn sun, rising each day at dawn. Harpocrates meaning “Horus the Child”, was the god of silence, secrets and confidentiality …

Gold snake armlet

Gold snake armlet

This type of bracelet takes the form of a spiral and ends in a snake’s head. They were worn on the upper arm and are properly called armlets. Roman jewellery borrowed heavily from Hellenistic goldwork. …

Grasshopper Amulet

Amulet of a grasshopper made of lapis lazuli, length: 4.8 cm. Dates to the Roman Period, ca. 30 BC-476 AD. Private Collection. In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments …

Anubis and Osiris with the Deceased

Anubis and Osiris with the Deceased

Greco-Roman mummy cases and shrouds were often painted with images reflecting pharaonic religious beliefs about the hereafter but adapted to suit the prevailing Greco-Roman style.  Egyptian divinities of the afterlife feature prominently, and include some …

Osiris-Canopus Jar

A Canopic jar with the head of Osiris emerging from it. In the cult of Isis and Serapis, during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. Osiris-Canopus jars (also known Osiris-Hydreios) were carried by priests during processions. …

Head of Emperor Severus Alexander

Head of Emperor Severus Alexander

This Roman-style sculpted head is a portrait of Emperor Marcus Aurelius Alexander Severus. He has a short beard and short hair that is carved in vertical lines. He has inset eyes and a fleshy mouth. …