Head of Alexander the Great Paros marble 2nd century A.D.
Column cap of the musicians White marble Caliphate period late 10th century
Flying Eros holding a hare. Black-figure olpe. Ancient Greek, early 5th century BC, terracotta.
Courtesy & currently located at the Capitoline Museums, Rome, Italy. Photo taken by Marie-Lan Nguyen
Turkish Yataghan Sword with silver mounts
- Dated: circa 1770
- Culture: Middle Eastern
Large sword with a very good quality heavy steel blade, stamped to the centre of one side deeply with a makers mark. The hilt is and bolsters mounted with finely engraved silver, the grips of black horn shaped to the pommel. The original scabbard is wrapped with green coloured cord or fabric.
Source: © 2013 Ashoka Arts
Marble head from a statue of a goddess, possibly Cybele or the Tyche (good fortune) of a city. The crown, which is restored, represents a city wall. The iron dowels in the hair probably supported a metal wreath. The inlaid eyes are probably of glass.
Roman, 2nd Century
The British Museum
Date: late 7th–early 8th century
Cambodia or Vietnam
The Metropolitan Museum of ARt
PERSPE Gustav Willeit
In the series PERSPE Gustav Willeit creates a parallel universe, showing an environment, which appears real but was actually invented. The viewer is able to recognize the natural origin of the picture, remaining in doubt though, hung in a space between reality and fantasy.