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Antiquities

The ancient civilizations of the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean Bronze Age, Classical Greece, and Imperial Rome are represented by choice works of art that range in date from the fourth millennium B.C.E. to the third century C.E. Objects cover a variety of artistic media and include a comprehensive set of Mesopotamian seals, an Assyrian alabaster palace relief, sunken-relief hieroglyphics from an Egyptian tomb, a late Egyptian mummy case, a marble Cycladic figurine, a fine Greek pottery collection, and Roman bronze and marble sculptures. This ancient art survey is augmented with a rotation of vintage photographs of some of antiquity’s most prominent monuments.

Anonymous (Assyrian)

Winged Genie Pollinating the Date Palm, 883–859 B.C.E, Reign of Ashurnasirpal

Alabaster, 94 x 90 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Gift of Dr. Wilson A. Farnsworth, Class of 1848. The restoration of this relief was made possible in part by funds raised in 1989 by the Friends of Art at Middlebury College in celebration of their twentieth anniversary. Additional funds were provided by the Getty Grant Program and American Greetings. 0.114

Anonymous (Palmyrene)

Funerary Relief of Malkô from Palmyra, mid 3rd century, Palmyrene Empire

Limestone, 23 x 18 x 7 1/2 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Fund, 2009.002

Anonymous (Egyptian)

Old Kingdom Relief, 2520–2195 B.C.E., 5th–6th Dynasty

Limestone, 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Fund, 2005.022

Anonymous (Egyptian)

Sarcophagus of Hathor-Mut-Netcher, 664–343 B.C.E., Late period, 26th to 30th Dynasty

Painted gesso on wood, 70 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2000.014

Anonymous (Mycenaean)

Psi Figure, c. 1340–1190 B.C.E., Late Helladic IIIB

Painted terracotta, H. 3 7/8 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Fund, 2006.008

Attributed to the Group of Walters 48.42 (Attic, Greek)

Attic Black-Figure Eye Cup, c. 510 B.C.E.

Terracotta, 4 1/8 x 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund and the Memorial Art Fund, 2012.001

Anonymous (Cycladic)

Cycladic Female Figure, c. 2800–2700 B.C.E.

Marble, 5 9/16 x 1 3/4 x 7/8 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Fund, 2008.001

Anonymous (Corinthian)

Aryballos, c. 575 B.C.E., Early Archaic period

Terracotta, H. 4 1/2 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Fund, the Frederick and Martha Lapham Art Acquisition Fund, and the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund, 2002.025

Attributed to the Rycroft Painter (Greek)

Attic Black-Figure Kalpis, c. 520 B.C.E., Late Archaic period

Terracotta, 14 x 14 x 11 1/2 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Walter Cerf Art Fund, 2005.023

Circle of the Antimenes Painter (Attic, Greek)

Attic Black-Figure Amphora, c. 530–520 B.C.E.

Terracotta, H. 15 5/8, dia. 10 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Friends of Art Acquisition Fund, the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Fund, the Walter Cerf Art Fund, and the Memorial Art Fund, 1991.002

The Berlin Painter (Attic, Greek)

Attic Red-Figure Neck Amphora (Doubleen), c. 470 B.C.E., Early Classical period

Terracotta, H. 14 1/2, dia. 7 5/8 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2001.019

Anonymous (Roman)

Portrait of Commodus as Crown Prince, c. 175–177, Imperial period

Marble, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

Collection of Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial Art Acquisition Fund, 2000.015