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    Eagle with lion's head. Lapis lazuli, gold, copper and bitumen pendant Early dynastic period II (2658 BCE) from the Treasure of Ur, Mari, Syria

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    Theseus kills the Minotaur. Black-figured Attic amphora (6th BCE). Height 50 cm F 33


    Ulysses and the cyclops Polyphem. Fragment of a marble group (mid 1st BCE) from the cave of Tiberius in Sperlonga showing the ship of Ulyssses attacked by Scylla. Height 215 cm, length 295 cm


    The Last Judgement. Triptych, central panel Oil on oakwood 164 x 127 cm Inv.4 E


    The Fall of the Damned, around 1450. Oil on wood, 115 x 69,5 cm


    The demon-god Pazuzu peers over the edge of this bronze plaque.Top register:symbols of the Babylonian chief gods;below:animal-headed protective beings; fish- clad priests attend a sick person;Pazuzu drives out the female demon Lamashtu. Bronze, 13,3 x 8,4 cm AO 22205


    Red-figured cup, Greek, made in Athens, 440-430 BCE. The decoration is dedicated entirely to the deeds of the Athenian hero Theseus. In the tondo he drags the dead or dying Minotaur from the Labyrinth of Knossos, its maze of passages suggested by the meander squares. Around this Theseus is shown attacings Kerkyon,Procrustes, Skiron, the Bull of Marathon, Sinis and the Krommyonian Sow. GR 1850.3-2.3


    Two winged sphinxes topped by a winged disk, emblem of the god Ahura Mazda. Enamelled brick panel (6th-5th BCE) from Susa, Iran. Overall size 120 x 117 cm Sb 3324


    Theseus and the minotaur. Fresco (1st CE) from the House of Gavius Rufus, Pompeii. Inv. 9043


    The demon-god Pazuzu, an Akkadian-Sumerian evil spirit.An inscription says: "I am Pazuzu, king of evil spirits and of the winds which come raging down from the mountains..." This figurine, hung around the neck of a sick person, was supposed to drive sickness away. H:15 cm, MNB 467


    Magic knife decorated with mythical animals. Ivory, Middle Kingdom (21st-18th BCE), Egypt. AF 6447


    The History of Theseus:Theseus,Ariadne and the minotaur in the labyrinth.


    Herakles fights the Lernean Hydra. White-figured Lekythos (500-480 BCE) Height 22 cm CA 598

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    Charon crossing the Styx.Paradise to the left, with two angels,to the right hell with Cerberus and hellfire. Between the two, Charon in his boat ferrying a soul. Wood, 64 x 103 cm Inv. 1616


    The Last Judgement. Triptych, central panel, detail Oil on oakwood Inv. 4 E


    Humbaba,demon,genie and guardian of the cedar forests of the Lebanon range. Period of the Amorite dynasties. In the Gilgamesh-epic, Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu cut off the demon's head. 20th-16th BCE Terracotta, H: 11,5 cm AO 6778


    Cyclops Polyphemus. Marble head (2nd BCE)


    Perseus pursued by the Gorgons. Detail of a binos. Inv. E 874

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    Ulysses' companions changed into swine by Circe. Attic red-figured lekythos (5th BCE). Inv. 9.685


    Heracles fighting Cerberus, the hell-hound, one of his twelve labours. Black-figured hydria from Caere, 530-525 BCE Terracotta, height: 43 cm Inv. E 701


    Theseus kills the Minotaur, Theseus Mosaic. Floormosaic from a Roman villa (4th). Loigersfelder near Salzburg, Austria Size 56.5 x 58 cm See also 10-01-09/66-68 Inv. II 20


    Anastasis: Christ standing on the broken gates of hell, he pulls Adam and Eve to salvation. The guardian of Hades lies bound and gagged at Christ's feet. Around 1315. King's Church, Kraljeva Crkva, (King's Church) Studenica Monastery. Detail


    La parfaite Réconciliation de la reine et de son fils, après la mort du Connétable de Luynes, le 15 décembre 1621, dit autrefois L'Entrevue de Marie de Médicis et de son fils [à Coussières, près de Tours, le 5 septembre 1619], ou encore La Paix confirmée dans le Ciel. Canvas, 394cm x 295cm. INV. 1788

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    Der Liebeszauber (Love potion). A naked girl draws sparks from a flint and drips water on a wax heart to conjure up her lover who appears suddenly in the door. Fire in the chimney, flowers, a parrot and a dog are further symbols. Tempera on copper beech. 23.8 x 17 cm.


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