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Art & Design

Ancient Greek and Roman Galleries

  • Roman, Portrait of Hadrian, ca. 130 CE. Anonymous gift 59.050
  • Roman marble portraits and sarcophagi, wall paintings from the vicinity of Pompeii, floor mosaics from the Roman province of Syria, as well as Etruscan and Italic ceramics and bronzes are on view in the Weiss Ancient Art Gallery. A gallery of ancient Greek art is organized around the themes of early Greece, gods and goddesses, religion, funerary customs, everyday life, and the symposium. A third gallery, devoted to materials and technology, elucidates various creative processes and explains the effects of time on materials including marble, ceramics, metals, and glass.

Selected objects from Ancient Greek and Roman Galleries