Musée des Augustins  Toulouse, France,   Housed in a former Augustinian monastery, this fine arts museum is noted for both its fine collection of paintings and artefacts and its unique setting in one of France's finest 14th-century monastic buildings. Exhibits at the Musée des Augustins feature everything from Romanesque sculptures, through to Renaissance and classical works, as well as Italian and French paintings. The work of Toulouse-Lautrec is also to be found here...photo by Minaz Jantz

Musée des Augustins Toulouse, France, Housed in a former Augustinian monastery, this fine arts museum is noted for both its fine collection of paintings and artefacts and its unique setting in one of France's finest 14th-century monastic buildings. Exhibits at the Musée des Augustins feature everything from Romanesque sculptures, through to Renaissance and classical works, as well as Italian and French paintings. The work of Toulouse-Lautrec is also to be found here...photo by Minaz Jantz

Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel [Southwestern Iran] (66.173) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kneeling bull holding a spouted vessel [Southwestern Iran] (66.173) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Musée des Augustins  Toulouse, France,  Housed in a former Augustinian monastery, this fine arts museum is noted for both its fine collection of paintings and artefacts and its unique setting in one of France's finest 14th-century monastic buildings. Exhibits at the Musée des Augustins feature everything from Romanesque sculptures, through to Renaissance and classical works, as well as Italian and French paintings. The work of Toulouse-Lautrec is also to be found here...photo by Minaz Jantz

Musée des Augustins Toulouse, France, Housed in a former Augustinian monastery, this fine arts museum is noted for both its fine collection of paintings and artefacts and its unique setting in one of France's finest 14th-century monastic buildings. Exhibits at the Musée des Augustins feature everything from Romanesque sculptures, through to Renaissance and classical works, as well as Italian and French paintings. The work of Toulouse-Lautrec is also to be found here...photo by Minaz Jantz

Apollo and Hera,   Sarcophagus metopes, Attica (?). First half of the 4th century BC.   These gilded wooden reliefs showing Apollo and Hera would have graced the metopes of the lateral wall of a wooden sarcophagus discovered in a stone tomb of the Zmeiny burial mound near Kerch, Crimea. Made of yew, inlaid with ivory and mother-of-pearl, decorated with bright polychrome painting and gilded, the sarcophagus is unrivalled among wooden items in the Hermitage in the sumptuousness of the…

Apollo and Hera, Sarcophagus metopes, Attica (?). First half of the 4th century BC. These gilded wooden reliefs showing Apollo and Hera would have graced the metopes of the lateral wall of a wooden sarcophagus discovered in a stone tomb of the Zmeiny burial mound near Kerch, Crimea. Made of yew, inlaid with ivory and mother-of-pearl, decorated with bright polychrome painting and gilded, the sarcophagus is unrivalled among wooden items in the Hermitage in the sumptuousness of the…

Portrait bust of Hadrian as general, from Tel Shalem,  Israel, ca. A.D. 130–138. Bronze, approx. 2’ 11” high. Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Portrait bust of Hadrian as general, from Tel Shalem, Israel, ca. A.D. 130–138. Bronze, approx. 2’ 11” high. Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Rhyton, late 7th-8th century, silver, gilt. Tibet. Gift of Mrs. Clara Taplin Rankin, The Cleveland Museum of Art

Rhyton, late 7th-8th century, silver, gilt. Tibet. Gift of Mrs. Clara Taplin Rankin, The Cleveland Museum of Art

Golden finger ring with Athena head, Greek, Hellenistic period, 3rd century B.C., Gold, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum League Purchase Funds, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., and Cecil H. and Ida M. Green in honor of Virginia Lucas Nick

Golden finger ring with Athena head, Greek, Hellenistic period, 3rd century B.C., Gold, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum League Purchase Funds, The Eugene and Margaret McDermott Art Fund, Inc., and Cecil H. and Ida M. Green in honor of Virginia Lucas Nick

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