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6th Century Bc Collection

"Journey through Time: Exploring the 6th Century BC" Step back in time to the 6th century BC, a period of great cultural and historical significance

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Roman statue of Asclepius

Roman statue of Asclepius. The cult of the deity of Greek medicine, known as Asclepius, dates from the 6th century BC. Asclepius is represented in statues holding a staff around which a serpent

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Painted terracotta Sarcophagus of the Spouses, from Cerveteri, Rome province, Italy, detail

Painted terracotta Sarcophagus of the Spouses, from Cerveteri, Rome province, Italy, detail, 520 B. C
Etruscan civilization, 6th century b.C. Painted terracotta Sarcophagus of the Spouses, 520 b.C. From Cerveteri (Rome province, Italy)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Hercules Brings Cerberus to Eurystheus, with Hermes and Athena, c6th century BC

Hercules Brings Cerberus to Eurystheus, with Hermes and Athena, c6th century BC. Greek Vase from an Etruscan Tomb

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Fisherman, fresco from the island of Thera (Thira)

Fisherman, fresco from the island of Thera (Thira)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Behistun Inscription, ancient relief, Kermanshah, Iran

Behistun Inscription, ancient relief, Kermanshah, Iran
Illustration of a Behistun Inscription, ancient relief, Kermanshah, Iran

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: PERU: CHAVIN STELE. Drawing of the Raimondi stele, portraying a chieftain wearing

PERU: CHAVIN STELE. Drawing of the Raimondi stele, portraying a chieftain wearing an elaborate crown. Chavin culture of ancient Peru, 9th to 2nd century B.C

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown

Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown
Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Etruscan burial chamber, 1st Half of 6th Century B.C...Wailing men on each side of the tomb door

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Solon of Athens

Solon of Athens
Bust of Athenian statesman Solon. Hand-colored halftone reproductio of an engraving

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Persian Empire about 500 BC

Persian Empire about 500 BC
Map of the Persian Empire under Darius I, with principal satrapies, about 500 BC. Color lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Dionysius in a sailing boat surrounded by dolphins, Ancient Greek dish (Krater), 530 BC

Dionysius in a sailing boat surrounded by dolphins, Ancient Greek dish (Krater), 530 BC. The boat is carrying a cargo of grapevines. Dionysius was the Ancient Greek god of wine

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Miltiades (c. 550-c. 489 BC), Athenian military leader and politician

Miltiades (c. 550-c. 489 BC), Athenian military leader and politician
illustration of a Miltiades (c.550-c.489 BC), Athenian military leader and politician

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Egypt, Mount Sinai, Saint Catherines Monastery, high angle view

Egypt, Mount Sinai, Saint Catherines Monastery, high angle view

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Palace of Darius, Persepolis, Iran

Palace of Darius, Persepolis, Iran. Persepolis was built as Persias new capital city during the reign of Darius I (522-485 BC), first king of the Achaemenid dynasty

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: PREL2A-00017

PREL2A-00017
Confucius. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Pythagoras and Euclid, 1437 (marble tile)

Pythagoras and Euclid, 1437 (marble tile)
7260238 Pythagoras and Euclid, 1437 (marble tile) by Della Robbia, Luca (1400-82); 83x69 cm; Museo dell Opera del Duomo, Florence, Tuscany, Italy; Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Etruscan vase, 6th century BC

Etruscan vase, 6th century BC
Etruscan vase. Dating from the 6th century BC during the Etruscan era, this vase shows nude people dancing. The Etruscan civilisation, which preceded that of the Romans

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: 7335626

7335626

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: 7335625

7335625

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: 8619998

8619998

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: 7335624

7335624

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7335728

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Heron Aryballos, c.580 BC (earthenware with slip decoration)

Heron Aryballos, c.580 BC (earthenware with slip decoration)
XOS5881015 Heron Aryballos, c.580 BC (earthenware with slip decoration) by Greek school, (6th century BC); 13x5.8 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Greece, Milesian, Eastern province)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: reliefs from the Tripylon Stairs of Persepolis (low relief)

reliefs from the Tripylon Stairs of Persepolis (low relief)
UIG5415963 reliefs from the Tripylon Stairs of Persepolis (low relief); (add.info.: Persian sculpture. Aquemenida. Persepolis (Takht-e-Jamshid). Palatial city built by King Dario I in 518 BC

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Brutus condemning his sons to death (engraving)

Brutus condemning his sons to death (engraving)
8635794 Brutus condemning his sons to death (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Lucius Junius Brutus condemning his sons, Titus and Tiberius)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Solon, lawmaker of ancient Athens (engraving)

Solon, lawmaker of ancient Athens (engraving)
8635006 Solon, lawmaker of ancient Athens (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Solon (c630-c560 BC), lawmaker of ancient Athens

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Amphora with a running man

Amphora with a running man
3330379 Amphora with a running man; (add.info.: Amphora with a running man. Dated 6th Century BC.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Pythagoras (6th century BC), right, using counting table, competes against Boethius (Boece)

Pythagoras (6th century BC), right, using counting table, competes against Boethius (Boece)
534438 Pythagoras (6th century BC), right, using counting table, competes against Boethius (Boece) using algorithms for speed at calculation

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Portrait bust of Pythagoras, ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher. 6th century BC (sculpture)

Portrait bust of Pythagoras, ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher. 6th century BC (sculpture)
538914 Portrait bust of Pythagoras, ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher. 6th century BC (sculpture); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Etruscan Art: Sarcophagus with reclining couple, Cerveteri, Italy

Etruscan Art: Sarcophagus with reclining couple, Cerveteri, Italy, 6th century BC (painted terracotta)
531205 Etruscan Art: Sarcophagus with reclining couple, Cerveteri, Italy, 6th century BC (painted terracotta); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Sherd, -600 BC (ceramic)

Sherd, -600 BC (ceramic)
7310003 Sherd, -600 BC (ceramic); 5.5 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK; (add.info.: Display: ceramic, Material: ceramic); © Ashmolean Museum

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Attic black-figure pottery amphora depicting a military and a Dionysiac scene

Attic black-figure pottery amphora depicting a military and a Dionysiac scene, 550 BC - 540 BC (pottery)
7310051 Attic black-figure pottery amphora depicting a military and a Dionysiac scene, 550 BC - 540 BC (pottery, with painted and incised decoration); 47 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Greek art: dance scene. Kylix on ceramic from the 6th century BC, archaic period

Greek art: dance scene. Kylix on ceramic from the 6th century BC, archaic period
AIS5389859 Greek art: dance scene. Kylix on ceramic from the 6th century BC, archaic period.; Museo Nazionale Etrusco, Villa Giulia, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Plate, 6th century BC

Plate, 6th century BC
AIS5389812 Plate, 6th century BC.; (add.info.: Plate representing a man delivering another character of branches (of palm tree?) Realized by the painter Epiktetos (6th century BC). Paris

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Ancient Olympic Games, running events, 1885 (engraving)

Ancient Olympic Games, running events, 1885 (engraving)
ELD4932770 Ancient Olympic Games, running events, 1885 (engraving); (add.info.: Ancient Greece: Ancient Olympic Games, running events Engraving from "History of the world" by Ridpath 1885)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Stairs leading to the Temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill, Rome (engraving)

Stairs leading to the Temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill, Rome (engraving)
8635724 Stairs leading to the Temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill, Rome (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Aesop, Ancient Greek fabulist (woodcut)

Aesop, Ancient Greek fabulist (woodcut)
8626217 Aesop, Ancient Greek fabulist (woodcut) by German School, (15th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Aesop (c620-564 BC), Ancient Greek fabulist

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Babylonian lion (colour litho)

Babylonian lion (colour litho)
8663933 Babylonian lion (colour litho) by Heydel, Paul (1854-1935); Private Collection; (add.info.: Babylonian lion. Illustration for Der Mensch und die Erde by Hans Kraemer)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Oil Flask in the Shape of a Bull, 600-575 BC (painted terracotta)

Oil Flask in the Shape of a Bull, 600-575 BC (painted terracotta)
XOS5879505 Oil Flask in the Shape of a Bull, 600-575 BC (painted terracotta) by Greek school, (6th century BC); Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: Greece, Corinth, early 6th Cenury BC)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Campana style antefix with nimbus and gorgon's head, 6th century BC, terracotta, from Cerveteri

Campana style antefix with nimbus and gorgon's head, 6th century BC, terracotta, from Cerveteri
6384431 Campana style antefix with nimbus and gorgon's head, 6th century BC, terracotta, from Cerveteri, national archeological museum, Florence, Italy, ; Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Florence

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Greek art: rhyton (or rhython or rhython) in terracotta decorated with a head of a beaurus

Greek art: rhyton (or rhython or rhython) in terracotta decorated with a head of a beaurus. 6th century BC
AIS5388700 Greek art: rhyton (or rhython or rhython) in terracotta decorated with a head of a beaurus. 6th century BC; Museo Nazionale Archeologico, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Burnished sherd decorated with incised pointille decoration and white pigment

Burnished sherd decorated with incised pointille decoration and white pigment
7309992 Burnished sherd decorated with incised pointille decoration and white pigment, -600 BC (pigment - part or un-glazed ceramic); 7 cm; Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Aryballos (Container for Oil), 625-600 BC (terracotta)

Aryballos (Container for Oil), 625-600 BC (terracotta)
5860794 Aryballos (Container for Oil), 625-600 BC (terracotta) by Greek School; The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA; (add.info.: Ancient Greek)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Pythagoras, 19th century (engraving)

Pythagoras, 19th century (engraving)
3733537 Pythagoras, 19th century (engraving); (add.info.: Engraving depicting Pythagoras, an Ionian Greek philosopher and the eponymous founder of the Pythagoreanism movement)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher and inspiration of Taoism, riding a buffalo. 6th century BC (engraving)

Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher and inspiration of Taoism, riding a buffalo. 6th century BC (engraving)
537193 Lao-Tzu, Chinese philosopher and inspiration of Taoism, riding a buffalo. 6th century BC (engraving); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Horatius Cocles defending the Pons Sublicius (engraving)

Horatius Cocles defending the Pons Sublicius (engraving)
8635801 Horatius Cocles defending the Pons Sublicius (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: Miltiades, ancient Greek general and politician (engraving)

Miltiades, ancient Greek general and politician (engraving)
8635027 Miltiades, ancient Greek general and politician (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Miltiades (c550-489 BC)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: The Car of Thespis (litho)

The Car of Thespis (litho)
8660822 The Car of Thespis (litho) by Rowlandson, George Derville (1861-1930) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Car of Thespis)

Background image6th Century Bc Collection: The Death of Anacreon (litho)

The Death of Anacreon (litho)
8660814 The Death of Anacreon (litho) by Morrow, Edwin A. (1877-1952) ; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Death of Anacreon)



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"Journey through Time: Exploring the 6th Century BC" Step back in time to the 6th century BC, a period of great cultural and historical significance. Marvel at the Roman statue of Asclepius, the god of healing, as his serene expression captures the essence of ancient medicine. Witness Hercules' epic feat as he brings Cerberus to Eurystheus with Hermes and Athena by his side. This magnificent sculpture from the 6th century BC showcases Greek mythology's enduring power. Delve into Etruscan art with a painted terracotta sarcophagus from Cerveteri, Italy. The intricate details on this masterpiece transport us to an era where death was honored and celebrated. Explore Tarquinia's Tomb of Augurs, adorned with captivating wall paintings that offer glimpses into Etruscan religious practices. Created by unknown artists in 1928, these images provide valuable insights into ancient rituals. Travel across continents to Peru and discover the Chavin stele depicting a chieftain wearing elaborate ceremonial attire. This drawing offers a glimpse into pre-Columbian South American civilizations that thrived during this era. Meet Solon of Athens, an influential statesman whose reforms laid the foundation for democracy. His legacy continues to shape political systems around the world even today. Uncover secrets hidden within Persian Empire's Behistun Inscription—an ancient relief found in Kermanshah, Iran—depicting King Darius I triumphing over rebellious factions. This monumental artwork provides invaluable historical insights. Ascend Mount Sinai in Egypt and marvel at Saint Catherine's Monastery—a testament to early Christian monasticism dating back centuries before Christ walked on Earth. From its high vantage point, take in breathtaking views while contemplating its spiritual significance. Finally, encounter Pythagoras and Euclid—two legendary figures who revolutionized mathematics during this era—with their marble tile portrait.