Category: Artefacts

Augustus of Prima Porta

This beautifully decorated statue, expertly carved in marble from the Greek island of Paros, was discovered 20 April 1863, and is one of the most important portraits we have of Emperor Augustus …

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Chicago’s Colossal Bull Head from Persepolis

Bulls are to Chicago as colossal ancient objects are to the city’s Oriental Institute Museum. In this extraordinary object from the ancient Persian capital of Persepolis there are both, a colossal head of a bull. Carved...

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