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20 North Main St (also enter on 224 Benefit Street) Providence, RI 02903

Open today
10am–9pm

RISD
MUSEUM

Art & Design

Ancient Art

  • The Ancient Art collection includes bronze figural sculpture and vessels, an exceptional collection of Greek coins, stone sculpture, Greek vases, paintings, and mosaics, as well as Roman jewelry and glass. Highlights include an Etruscan bronze situla (pail), a fifth-century B.C. Greek female head in marble, and a rare Hellenistic bronze Aphrodite. Among the Greek vases are works by some of the major Attic painters, including Nikosthenes and the Providence, Brygos, Pan, Lewis, and Reed Painters. The Egyptian collection includes a Ptolemaic period coffin and mummy of the priest Nesmin; a rare New Kingdom ceramic paint box; a relief fragment from the Temple at Karnak, and a collection of faience.

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