The classics collection is largely composed of ancient Roman and Greek objects, with a small percentage of objects from the Middle East and Egypt. The classics collection has a specific emphasis on Greek and Roman numismatics (or coins), on Greek and Etruscan ceramics, and on Luristan bronzes from Iran. Other objects of interest include some mosaics from Antioch, Syria, a terracotta Syrio-Hittite female fertility figure from Cyprus, a mummified fish from Egypt, a marble Roman cinerary chest, and Neo-Babylonian cuneiform tablets. Please take a look through our database to discover some interesting and exciting objects in the collection.
For more information regarding the collection, please contact the Curator Daniel Swan, PhD. Permission to reproduce or publish items in the museum collections in print, film, or other media must be requested in advance, and granted in writing through an “Image Request” form and a “Request for Permission to Publish” form. Associated fees must be paid before photographs will be sent. With inquiries or requests for permission to use collection photos, please contact the collection manager, Christina Naruszewicz.