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    Book of the Dead: The papyrus of Hunefer. Above Hunefer kneeling before a table of offerings in adoration, in presence of fourteen gods, seated in order of judges. Below the Judgement, or weighing of the conscience; the jakal-headed Anubis examines the pointer of the balance, wherein the heart (conscience) of the deceased is being weighed against the feather of Maat, symbolical of law or of right and truth; on the left a jakal-headed deity is leading the deceased by the left hand. On the right are the monster Ammut, the Devourer, and the Ibis-headed God Thoth, the scibe of the Gods, who notes down the result of the trial. On the right Hunefer is ushered by Horus into the presence of the God Osiris enthroned within a shrine. Behind him are Isis and Nephtys. In front a lotus flower on which stand the four children of Horus, or gods of the cardinal points. New Kingdom (19th Dynasty). EA9901


    L'Origine du Monde - the origin of the world. 1866 Oil on canvas 46 cm × 55 cm R.F. 1995-10


    Venus in Vulcan's forge; from the collection of Emperor Rudolf II. Canvas, 140 x 95 cm Inv. 2001


    Pharaoh Cleopatra VII. Canvas


    La Gioconda, Mona Lisa. Oil on wood (1503 and 1506) 77 x 53 cm Inv. 779

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    The birth of Venus. Canvas, 303 x 216 cm R.F. 253


    Tribute of the desert. Thebes, tomb of Horemhab, No.78 Period of Tuthmosis IV (1420-1411 BCE) Ancient Egyptian Paintings selected,copied & described by Nina M.Davies; plate XXXV


    The Birth of Venus. Tempera on canvas (1486) 134 x 175 cm Inv. 878 See also 40-07-01/53-59


    Venus Anadyomene, 1838 Salon 1839 Canvas 65.5 x 55 cm R.F. 2262


    The painter Apelles, Alexander the Great and Campaspe. Alexander gives his lover Campaspe to the painter. The King believes that Apelles, as an artist, is better able to appreciate Campaspe's beauty. Wood, 96 x 136,2 cm P 444


    Study of Ludwig II with a portrait of Ludwig XIV. Herrenchiemsee Palace, built 1879-1881 by order of Ludwig II of Bavaria in homage to Ludwig XIV on Herrenchiemsee Island in Chiemsee Lake, Bavaria.


    Female figure, with raised arms (dancer?) 4000-3000 BCE, predynastic, Nagada I Ivory, H:20 cm

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    Aphrodite,Pan,and Eros.Pan harassing Aphrodite, who has just stepped from her bath. The goddess threatens to punish him with her sandal. A tiny Eros helps to defend his mother,by grasping Pan's horn. From Delos. Inv.3335, H: 129 cm


    The goddess Astarte, from the Hebron area, Israel. Pottery relief (around 1400 BCE) Late Bronze Age II


    Apelles paints Campaspe I., around 1600 Alexander the Great gives his lover Campaspe to the painter Apelles, believing that the artist will be better able to appreciate Campaspe's beauty. Canvas, 221 x 209 cm Inv.1677


    Ulisse et les Sirenes - Ulysses and the Sirens, 1875-1880. Canvas, 90,3 x 117 cm


    Figurines of Akhnaton and Nefertiti,18th dynasty, later than 1345 BCE. Amarna period, 1365-1347 BCE Limestone, H: 22,2 cm Inv. E 15539


    Portrait of Giovanni (?) Arnolfini and his Wife ('The Arnolfini Portrait'), formerly known as the 'Arnolfini Wedding'. 1434. Oil on oak, 82.2 x 60 cm. NG186. Detail see 40-03-03/5.

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    Sleeping Venus. Oil on canvas


    Salome, 1912 Canvas, 180 x 150 cm


    The birth of Bacchus. While Semele gives birth, Zeus, with the lightning flash which will kill Semele, and his wife Hera, float in the clouds. 1534-1538 Giulio Romano with Rinaldo Mantovano. Wood, 126,5 x 86.5 c Inv. acc 69, PB 7

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    18th and 19th century erotic books owned by author and art collector Roger Peyrefitte were auctioned off and dispersed in 1981."A Quoi Revent les Jeunes Filles" - "What Girls dream about",a collection of "positions" by an anonymous 19th century romantic painter.


    Aphrodite of Melos, called Venus of Milo. Marble figure (130-120 BCE) found in Melos. Height 202 cm MA 399


    Empress Maria Theresia (1717-1780) surrounded by her children in widow's weeds after the death of her hus- band, Emperor Franz Stephan. Standing on her right her oldest son, Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) Canvas (1776)


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