Art of the Ancient Mediterranean Cultures of Egypt,
the Near East, Greece and Rome
The Museum's art of the ancient Mediterranean cultures—Egypt, the Near East, Greece and Rome—includes a remarkable array of ancient glass and classical antiquities that illustrates glassmaking over a 2,500 year period.
The Egyptian Collection features the mummy case of Henet-Mer (pictured at left), as well as sculpture, writing and funerary objects that provide a view of life in ancient Egypt, from Neolithic times through the Roman period.
Unusual holdings of the Coptic art of Christian Egypt include rare textiles, pottery, sculpture and paintings. Sculpture from Greece, Rome, Cyprus and Etruria are also important pieces in the collections.
Images top to bottom, left to right:
Ennion Cup, Roman, Sidon or North Italy, Mid first century A.D., Mold blow glass, Gift of Mrs. Eugene Schaefer, 1950 50.1443
Coffin Lid of Henet-Mer, Songstress of Amun, Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd-el-Gurna, Tomb 97, Dynasty 21 (1150-1050 B.C.), Sycamore fig wood, gessoed, and painted, Purchase 1965, John J. O'Neill Bequest Fund 65.65
Cane patterned Millefiori Bowl, Roman, early first century A.D., Mosaic glass, Purchase 198 Membership Endowment Fund 98.29.1
All works shown here are from the Collection of Newark Museum.