ANCIENT ART.  Ancient Greek painting, Achilles and Penthesella on the Plain of Troy, with Athena, Aphrodite and Eros.

ANCIENT ART. Ancient Greek painting, Achilles and Penthesella on the Plain of Troy, with Athena, Aphrodite and Eros.

Prehistoric cave painting- 35,000 years ago.  -Animals were important for very basic reasons in this time period. They were used for food, clothes, tools, and most interactions between them and humans remained primal.  -Depicted as flat, basic earth tones, usually through daily life scenes, such as the hunters above.

Prehistoric cave painting- 35,000 years ago. -Animals were important for very basic reasons in this time period. They were used for food, clothes, tools, and most interactions between them and humans remained primal. -Depicted as flat, basic earth tones, usually through daily life scenes, such as the hunters above.

Mesopotamian Lapis Amulet in the shape of a Frog New York | Amulets    Date:  > 3500 BC, 3500 BC - 2500 BC Culture:  Mesopotamian Category:  Amulets, Animals Medium:  Stone   ...

Mesopotamian Lapis Amulet in the shape of a Frog New York | Amulets Date: > 3500 BC, 3500 BC - 2500 BC Culture: Mesopotamian Category: Amulets, Animals Medium: Stone ...

Ancient art ... Scary one as well ...

Ancient art ... Scary one as well ...

Minoan art: Ancient Greece <- this is so modern and gorgeous! Hard to believe it is ancient. Just beautiful.

Minoan art: Ancient Greece <- this is so modern and gorgeous! Hard to believe it is ancient. Just beautiful.

Lost in the Maze. Desert SW, USA.

Lost in the Maze. Desert SW, USA.

Human-headed winged bull (lamassu) [Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia] (32.143.2)

Human-headed winged bull (lamassu) [Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia] (32.143.2)

Mummy mask, dynasty 19th,during reign of Ramesses II. Ancient Egypt Pharaoh.

Mummy mask, dynasty 19th,during reign of Ramesses II. Ancient Egypt Pharaoh.

Ancient Precolumbian double-headed sculpture, found in the area surrounding the Gulf Coast of Mexico

Ancient Precolumbian double-headed sculpture, found in the area surrounding the Gulf Coast of Mexico

Ancient Greek mosaic recently uncovered in Zeugma, Turkey, 2000 years old.

Ancient Greek mosaic recently uncovered in Zeugma, Turkey, 2000 years old.

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