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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Penn Museum to reopen July 28, 2020!

Today's featured "Antiquities Alive" exhibit:  The Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) will reopen to the public on July 28, 2020!  Here's a selection of images I have taken of their marvelous collections!

Dionysos with lion garden statuary from Latium region of Italy Roman marble

Etruscan Sarcophagus 3rd century BCE

Mosaic thought to depict Theseus sailing away from the Cretan labyrinth, Utica, Tunisia, First half of the 3rd century CE

Roman Theater Mask of a River God from a bath complex in Teano (southern Italy) Flavian Period limestone

Recarved image of Ramesses II excavated at Harsaphes, Heracleopolis, Egypt 1897-1843 BCE

Gilded Cartonnage Funerary Mask Ptolemaic or Roman Period ancient Egypt

Plaster funerary portrait bust of a man from El Kharga (upper) Egypt Roman Period 2nd century CE

Painted Pottery Horses Tang Dynasty China 7th to 10th century BCE

Guanyin Jin Dynasty (1115-1234 CE or Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368 CE) China Wood overlaid with Gesso

Bull-headed lyre recovered from the royal cemetery of Ur Iraq 2550-2450 BCE Gold Lapis Lazuli

Famous "ram in the thicket" sculpture recovered from the royal cemetery of Ur, Iraq 2550-2450 BCE

Male human statue from Khafaje, Iraq 2600-2350 BCE Alabaster

Electrotype copy of a Gold Harp Ornament depicting a bearded bull from the royal cemetery of Ur 2550-2450 BCE

Electrotype reproduction of a helmet recovered from the royal cemetery of Ur, Iraq 2550-2450 BCE

Famous "ram in the thicket" sculpture recovered from the royal cemetery of Ur, Iraq 2550-2450 BCE


Terracotta sarcophagus from Beth Shean, northern cemetery, tomb 202 A Iron IA, 1200-1150 BCE

Portrait of a Roman matron Sardinia italy 10-20 CE Marble

Statuette of Selinus sitting astride a full wineskin

Lamp stand with pot-bellied satyr

Egun Mask of the Yoruba Culture Nigeria

Female Figurine with painted or tattooed body design Ceramic 1 - 500 CE Colima, Mexico

Seated Male Figurine Classic Veracruz 500-700 CE Veracruz, Mexico

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