Ancient and Classical Art

This collection of art was done primarily for my wife's academic books. I am making it available for genearl academic use. All images are Copyright Paul Butler 2014, however, all you would need to do is provide proper attribution (drawn by/image by Paul Butler) and you are free to use the image in any academic publication. If you have any specific questions about any individual image, please feel free to email me at pcbviol@gmail.com.

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AEGEAN (17 images)
ANATOLIA (2 images)
ANCIENT NEAR EAST (19 images)
CYPRUS (28 images)
EGYPT (5 images)
GREEK (43 images)
ITALIAN (2 images)


AEGEAN IMAGES
Kourotrophic terracotta from Aidonia, Greece, LHIIBNemea Museum 489Aegean
Middle Minoan “Chieftain Cup"Herakleion Archaeological Museum 341Aegean
Marble EC Cycladic FigurineAegean
Dendra Armor, MycenaeanNauplion/Nafplio MuseumAegean
Gold Foil Dove “Goddess" from Grave Circle A, Shaft Grave III, MycenaeAthens, National Archaeological Museum 28Aegean
Gold Foil Dove “Goddess" from Grave Circle A Shaft Grave III, MycenaeAthens National Archaeological Museum 27Aegean
Late Minoan III Goddess With Upraised Arms from Gazi, CreteHerakleion Archaeological Museum AE 9305Aegean
Late Minoan Ivory Triad from Mycenae – back viewAthens, National Archaeological Museum #7711Aegean
Late Minoan Ivory Triad from Mycenae – front viewAthens, National Archaeological Museum #7711Aegean
Gold signet ring from Phaistos with scene of ecstatic dance and baetylHerakleion Archaeological Museum 44Aegean
Gold signet ring from Phaistos with scene of nude goddess (?) and worshipper (?)Herakleion Archaeological Museum 45Aegean
LH stone stele from Grave Circle B, Shaft Grave V, with chariot sceneAthens, National Archaeological Museum #1428Aegean
Mycenaean terracotta psi-style figurine from Zeli, LocrisLamia, Archaeological Collection, BE 149Aegean
Early Minoan terracotta female figurine from Myrtos, CreteArchaeological Museum of Aghios Nikolaos MAN AE 7719Aegean
Naue II-style sword, MycenaeanAegean
Middle Minoan painted bowl from Phaistos, Crete – interior viewHerakleion Archaeological MuseumAegean
Drawing of Linear B-style tripodAegean

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ANATOLIA IMAGES
Lead plaque from AlisharMuseum of Anatolian Civilizations 12362Anatolia
Bronze Kourotrophic figurine from HoroztepeMuseum of Anatolian CivilizationsAnatolia

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ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN IMAGES
Archaic Iranian terracotta kourotrophic plaqueLouvre Museum Sb 7506Ancient Near East
Early Bronze Age terracotta Nude Female figurine from Ebla, SyriaAleppo Museum TM.83.G.118Ancient Near East
Middle Bronze Age terracotta Nude Female figurine from Ebla, SyriaAleppo Museum TM.92.P.875+TM.94.P.530Ancient Near East
Late Bronze Age terracotta Nude Female figurine from Ebla, SyriaAleppo Museum TM.88.R.624Ancient Near East
Terracotta Qudshu/Qedeshet plaque from Gezer, IsraelAshmolean Museum 1912.621Ancient Near East
Late Bronze Age Ashtart terracotta plaque from HamaIngholt 1940 Pl. XXIV, #5Ancient Near East
Iranian bronze kourotrophic figurineLouvre Museum Sb 6582Ancient Near East
Iranian kourotrophic terracotta plaqueLouvre Museum Sb 7722Ancient Near East
Akkadian-period seal impression of armed IshtarOriental Institute A27903Ancient Near East
Ivory Horse Blinker from Nimrud with nude femaleMetropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund 1961, 61.197.5Ancient Near East
Ivory Horse Blinker from Nimrud with nude femaleOpen to suggestions (?)Ancient Near East
Judean Pillar Figurine from Tell DuweirMetropolitan Museum of Art, gift of H.P and D. Colt, 1934Ancient Near East
Anthropomorphic jar handle in the form of a nude female, from KishAshmolean Museum AN1925.230Ancient Near East
Terracotta mould-made plaque from Revadim, IsraelIsrael Antiquities Authority, IAA 1982-219Ancient Near East
Phoenician bronze statuette of Ashtart from Seville, SpainMuseo Arqueológico R.E.P.11.136Ancient Near East
Syrian seal impression of winged potnia theronTeissier # 490Ancient Near East
10th-century cult stnd from Taanach, IsraelIsrael Museum ASOJS 4197Ancient Near East
Ivory plaque with winged, kourotrophic goddess from UgaritDamascus Museum 3599Ancient Near East
Gold Qudshu/Qedeshet pendant from UgaritLouve Museum AO 14.714Ancient Near East

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CYPRIOT IMAGES
Kourotrophic terracotta from Alambra, CyprusMetropolitan Museum of Art 74.51.1538Cyprus
Anthropomorphic terracotta figurine from Alaminos, CyprusCyprus Museum, Nicosia, 1933/XII-13/6Cyprus
Chalcolithic cruciform figurine from Souskiou, CyprusHajiprodromou Collection 889Cyprus
Cypriot Goddess with Upraised Arms from KitionCyprus Museum, Nicosia, 381Cyprus
Early Cypriot plain ware “hermaphrodite"Glasgow Art Gallery and MuseumCyprus
Early Cypriot White Painted figurine from Ayia ParaskeviCyprus Museum, Nicosia, CS2028/ICyprus
Red Figure “hermaphrodite" kourotrophosOriental Institute X.1611Cyprus
Stone incense box with nude female from CyprusMetropolitan Museum of Art 74.51.5163Cyprus
Terracotta plain-ware figurineCyprus Museum, Nicosia, 124Cyprus
Early Cypriot Red Polished ware female figurine from Ayia ParaskeviUniversity of Pennsylvania Museum of Anth. And Arch. MS 77Cyprus
Early Cypriot Red Polished figurineDesmond Morris Collection DM-IRP-86Cyprus
Early Cypriot Red Polished figurineCyprus Museum, Nicosia, A22Cyprus
Cypriot cylinder sealLouvre Museum AO.4500Cyprus
Cypriot cylinder seal with divine greetingBritish Museum BM 1900.5.21.1Cyprus
Cypriot seal with winged goddessChypre A9Cyprus
Early Cypriot Plank figurineCyprus Museum, Nicosia, 1963/IV-20/12Cyprus
Terracotta steatopygos figurine from ErimiCyprus Museum, Nicosia, Erimi 856Cyprus
Terracotta plaque with nude female from Famagousta, CyprusHajiprodromou CollectionCyprus
Gold foil nude female from Lapithos, CyprusCyprus Museum, Nicosia, 403/40Cyprus
Late Cypriot Bird-face figurineBritish Museum A 15Cyprus
LB Bird-face figurine from Hala Sultan TekeLarnaca District Museum 1021Cyprus
Late Cypriot Normal-face figurineCyprus Museum, Nicosia, A 51Cyprus
Anthropomorphic female “idol" from Lemba, CyprusCyprus Museum, Nicosia, 1976/54Cyprus
Middle Cypriot Dark Ware figurineMetropolitan Museum of Art 74.51.1537Cyprus
Middle Cypriot nude terracotta plank figurineK.Severis Collection, Nicosia, 1539Cyprus
Limestone female “idol" possibly from Souskiou, CyprusPrivate collectionCyprus
Chalcolithic cruciform figurine from Yalia, CyprusCyprus Museum, Nicosia, 1934/III-2/2Cyprus

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EGYPTIAN IMAGES
Grave stele of Carian woman from Saqqara (6th cent. BCE)British Museum 67235Egypt
Old Kingdom Barge SceneLepsius, Denkmäler (LD 2, 104b)Egypt
Limestone shardBritish Museum 15973Egypt
Type 1 fertility/potency figurineBrooklyn Museum, 44.226Egypt
Predynastic ivory kourotrophic figurineÄgyptisches Museum, Berlin, 14441Egypt

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GREEK IMAGES
Amazon Frieze from Halicarnassus, 4th cent. BCEBritish Museum 1847.0424.8Greece
Red Figure oinoichoe, 5th cent.Ferrara, Museo Nazionale di Spina 5029Greece
Marble kouros found at Navyssos cemetery,Athens, National Archaeological Museum, NM 3851Greece
Amphora neck with Aphrodite and Ares in a chariot, from Naxos (7th century)Naxos MuseumGreece
Lydos dinos showing Aphrodite fighting the giant MimosAthens Acropolis Museum 607Greece
Black Figure pinax with Aphrodite, Eros, and HimerosAthens, National Archaeological Museum 2526Greece
Lady of Auxerre, archaic kore statueLouvre Museum Ma 3098Greece
Red Figure chous with pottyBritish Museum GR 1910.6-15.4Greece
Black FigureTyrrhenian Amphora with Judgment of Paris(No Idea. Sorry!)Greece
Black Figure orgy sceneAntikensammlung, Staatliche Museen, Berlin 3521Greece
Red Figure krater with cock fight. Menelaos Painter (attr.)National Museum, Warsaw, PolandGreece
Terracotta Ashtart plaque from Old CorinthOld Corinth Museum 4039Greece
Red Figure kylis with orgy scene, including cunnilingus, Thalia Painter (attr.)Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen, Berlin 3251Greece
Red Figure kylix with deer hunt. Epeleios Painter (attr.)Louvre Museum G 22Greece
Roman period silver medallion(No Idea. Sorry!)Greece
Composite of Red Figure “Eurymedon Vase" oinochoeHamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe 1981.173Greece
Red figure kylix tondo with paiderastic sceneAshmolean Museum 1967.301Greece
Return of Hephaistos scene from François VaseFlorence Museum 4209Greece
Red Figure kylix with girls, Painter of Bologna (attr.)Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Fund, 1906, 06.1021.167Greece
Red Figure kylix with paiderastic courtship sceneAshmolean Museum 517Greece
Red Figure amphora with ithyphallic herm, Nolan Amphora by the Nikon PainterMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, 68.168Greece
Red Figure oinochoe from Chiusi with kanephoros. Triptolemos PainterAntikensammlung, Staatliche Museen, Berlin 2189Greece
Archaic terracotta of daidalic anasyrma female from Kato Syme Viannou, CreteHerakleion MuseumGreece
Geometric bronze nude female from Kato Syme Viannou, CreteHerakleion Museum MH3136Greece
Archaic terracotta of two ithyphallic males (hunters?)Herakleion Museum MH3137Greece
Proto-Geometric anthropomorphic terracotta figurine from Kato Syme Viannou, CreteHerakleion MuseumGreece
Knidian Aphrodite sculpture by PraxitelesVilla dei Quintilii, RomeGreece
Red Figure tondo with two women, from Tarquinia. Apollodoros (attr.)TarquiniaGreece
Archaic bronze figurine of Apollo with inscription naming dedicator as MantiklosMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, 03.997Greece
Red Figure kylix with masturbation sceneBrussels Cinquantenaire Museum R260Greece
Red Figure kylix with scene of pankration, from Vulci, Italy. Foundry Painter (attr.)British Museum E78 (1850.3-2-2)Greece
Peplos Kore from Athenian AcropolisAthens Acropolis Museum 679Greece
Terracotta baby bottle in the form of a piggyCleveland Museum of Art 1975.91Greece
Potnia Theron image from François VaseFlorence Museum 4209Greece
Red Figure chous with woman, child, and puppyUniversität Erlangen-Nürnberg I321Greece
Red Figure hydria with boy at brothel. Harrow Painter (attr.)Tampa Museum of Art, J.V. Noble CollectionGreece
Red Figure kylix with boys’ school scene, signed by Douris. From Cerverteri, ItalyAntikensammlung, Staatliche Museen, Berlin F 2285bGreece
Bronze figurine from Sparta, 4th–3rd century BCENo Idea (sorry!)Greece
Red Figure amphora with girls’ swimming scene. Andokides Painter (attr.)Louvre Museum F 203Greece
Comparison of Doric and Ionic ordersN/AGreece
Black Figure lekythos with textile workersMetropolitan Museum of Art 31.11.10Greece
Red Figure pyxis, Wedding Painter (attr.)Louvre Museum L 55Greece
White Ground lekythos with grave scene, from Eretria. Bosanquet Painter (attr.)Athens, National Archaeological Museum 1935Greece

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ITALIAN IMAGES
Bronze figurine from building gamma at GraviscaTarquinia, Museo Archeologico, 75/18896Italy
Bronze figurine from building gamma at GraviscaTarquinia, Museo Archeologico, 72/10674Italy

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