Ancient History Compare & Contrast

Artworks of three major Ancient history cultures, which are Prehistoric, the Ancient Egyptians, & the Ancient Greeks.

One of the oldest human skulls that represents what the prehistoric humans looked like.
Cardial impressed pot, Unknown, Neolithic Early Neolithic, From the collection of: Museo Arqueológico de Alicante MARQ
A regular pot. It might have been used for religious practices.
Cycladic female figurine (Plastiras type), Unknown, "3200-2800 BC" - "", From the collection of: Museum of Cycladic Art
A full female human. This could have been used as a fertility image. This could've also been a goddess.
Female Figure of the Late Spedos Type, Attributed to the Schuster Master, about 2400 B.C., From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
A female figure. Judging by her breast, this image might be a fertility image.
Head of King Tutankhamen, Unknown, 1336 B.C. - 1327 B.C., From the collection of: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tutankhamen is a boy-king of the late New Kingdom period of Ancient Egypt.
Hatshepsut, From the collection of: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
The extraordinary Hatshepsut who is the only known female pharaoh. Hatshepsut ruled due to not giving birth to any sons & the death of Thutmose II. Hatshepsut ruled for two decades.
Relief of Mentu-em-hat and Anubis, 665 B.C.E. - 650 B.C.E., From the collection of: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Anubis is the Egyptian god of embalming.
Upper Part of Figurine of the Goddess Isis, Unknown, 305-30 B.C.E., From the collection of: Brooklyn Museum
Isis is one of Osiris's sisters in Ancient Egyptian religion. Isis, Nephthys, & Osiris give eternal life to the Ancient Egyptians. Isis is shown breast-feeding with her left breast.
Head of the God Osiris, Unknown, 305-30 B.C.E., From the collection of: Brooklyn Museum
Osiris is one of the gods in Ancient Egypt religion. Osiris along with his sisters Isis & Nephthys give eternal life to the Ancient Egyptians.
Statuette of Aphrodite and Eros on a Base, Unknown, 2nd - 1st century B.C., From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
The goddess Aphrodite & the god Eros of the Ancient Greek religion. Aphrodite is shown holding something & holding on to Eros's hand.
Statue of Athena Parthenos, Unknown, Early of 2nd century, From the collection of: Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Athena Parthenos is one of the goddesses in Ancient Greek religion. Athena was believed to be a virgin & the goddess of warfare & wisdom in Ancient Greek religion.
Statuette of a Ruler Resembling Alexander, Unknown, 125 - 1 B.C., From the collection of: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Alexander the Great was a heroic figure in Ancient Greece. Alexander is shown posing with a fist.
Statue of Jupiter, Unknown, Ancient Rome. End of 1st century, From the collection of: The State Hermitage Museum
The main god in Ancient Greek religion is called Zeus (Jupiter in this image description.) Zeus is shown in a very authoritarian pose.
Statue of a sitting girl (copy of a Hellenistic sculpture of Hadrian Age), II century AD, From the collection of: Centrale Montemartini
A girl from the Hellenistic period of Ancient Greece. This girl is shown looking depressed or ashamed & appears to be looking under her clothing where her breast are.
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