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BROWSE ANCIENT COLLECTION

The Brooks’ holdings of ancient Western art include works from cultures around the Mediterranean Sea. Dating between ca. 1400 B.C.E. to 100 C.E., the collection represents Greek art—from both the mainland and southern Italian colonies, and pieces by Roman and Egyptian artists. It includes ceramic vessels, textiles, and metalwork as well as stone carving and mosaic. Among the museum’s notable works is a pair of late Roman sarcophagus panels depicting The Good Shepherd and a Greco-Roman torso of Pan. Complementing the Brooks’ holdings is a collection of ancient objects from around the Mediterranean and the Middle East which are on long-term loan from the Clarence Day Foundation. These comprise ceramics, metalwork, glass, and stone carving, ranging in date from ca.2000 B.C.E. to 1100 C.E. Highlights of the Day collection include Roman portrait busts, a Greek funeral stele, and a Byzantine censor.