Small bronze statue – the second image of a female gladiator known to exist, now in a museum in Germany, as being a depiction of a female gladiator. She is shown raising a small curved sword, known as a sica, in victory, and looking down at the ground, presumably at her fallen opponent [1200×1958]

Small bronze statue – the second image of a female gladiator known to exist, now in a museum in Germany, as being a depiction of a female gladiator. She is shown raising a small curved sword, known as a sica,… Continue Reading

Approximately 4000 year old statue of a hippo. Was given as a burial object for a king. Saw this yesterday in the Viennese “Kunsthistorische Museum”. [2048×1536]

Approximately 4000 year old statue of a hippo. Was given as a burial object for a king. Saw this yesterday in the Viennese “Kunsthistorische Museum”. [2048×1536]

13th Century Illuminated Qu’ran. Size is 7cm x 12cm. Originally from Persia, now in the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Greece [4072 x 3068] REPOST B/C I DIDN’T PUT RESOLUTION OF PHOTO IN TITLE

13th Century Illuminated Qu’ran. Size is 7cm x 12cm. Originally from Persia, now in the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Greece [4072 x 3068] REPOST B/C I DIDN’T PUT RESOLUTION OF PHOTO IN TITLE

Roman fresco depicting a chariot race. Object found in Pompeii; Casa delle Quadrighe (VII 2, 25). Now located in the Naples Museum. Dated back to 1st century CE. [564×348]

Roman fresco depicting a chariot race. Object found in Pompeii; Casa delle Quadrighe (VII 2, 25). Now located in the Naples Museum. Dated back to 1st century CE. [564×348]