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Mosaic ribbed bowl, century B. Early Imperial, Augustan or Julio-Claudian Roman Glass; cast and tooled

Women Exercise in Bikinis

Roman Women Exercising I Mosaic From Villa Romana del Casale outside the town of Piazza Armerina, in Central Sicily I Mosaic may have been made in the century A. by North African artists

Terpsichore, "delight in dancing" was one of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She lends her name to the word "terpsichorean" which means "of or relating to dance". She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre, accompanying the dancers' choirs with her music. She is sometimes said to be the mother of the Sirens by Achelous. . Detail from a Roman mosaic at Trier (Neustrasse), Germany, showing Terpsichore with a lyre. End 2nd- early 3rd century CE.

Terpsichore: muse of dance. Detail from a Roman mosaic at Trier (Neustrasse), Germany, showing Terpsichore with a lyre. End early century AD.

Luis Egidio Meléndez de Rivera Durazo y Santo Padre (1716-1780) — Still Life with Plums, Grapes and Apples, 1762 : Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Spain (723×1023)

Luis Egidio Meléndez de Rivera Durazo y Santo Padre (1716-1780) — Still Life with Plums, Grapes and Apples, 1762 : Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid. Spain (723×1023)

Egyptian glass 9th century

Luster-Painted Flask Date: century Geography: Made in, Probably Egypt Medium: Glass, bluish; dark brown and silver stains; tooled on pontil Dimensions: H: 5 in diam: 3 in. cm) Classification: Glass Credit Line: The David Collection, Copenhagen

Icon with full-length portrait of St. Michael Detail of the central panel : Late 11th or early 12th century, Constantinople. Gold, silver gilt, cloisonne enamel on gold.

Icon with Fulll-length Portrait of St. Michael (Detail of the central panel) Late or early century -- Constantinople -- Gold, silver gilt, & cloisonne enamel on gold -- Belonging to the Treasury of St.