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Ancient & Medieval History

Images from the Met

Unfinished hieroglyphs, ca. 1981–1975 B.C., Limestone, ink

H. 20.2 × W. 16.5 cm (7 15/16 × 6 1/2 in.)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1920

Panel with striding lion, ca. 604–562 B.C., Ceramic, glaze

38.25 x 89.5 in. (97.16 x 227.33 cm)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Fletcher Fund, 1931

Jacques Louis David (French, Paris 1748–1825 Brussels)

The Death of Socrates, 1787, Oil on canvas

51 x 77 1/4 in. (129.5 x 196.2 cm)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1931