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Hermitage Museum Collection

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Roman relief of Ganymede being born off by Zeus

Roman relief of Ganymede being born off by Zeus
Roman relief of the Trojan prince Ganymede being born off by Zeus in the form of an eagle to be his cupbearer. From the Hermitage Museums Collection, Leningrad

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Detail of a leaf of a Byzantine ivory diptych showing men and bears at the circus

Detail of a leaf of a Byzantine ivory diptych showing men and bears at the circus
Detail of a leaf of a Byzantine ivory diptych from Constantinople, showing men and bears at the circus, watched by the court. From the Heritage Museum of St Petersburgs collection

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Roman Relief of Saturn

Roman Relief of Saturn. Saturn is a god in ancient Roman religion, and a character in myth as god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal and liberation

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Paris leaning on a tree stump, 1817. Creators: Giovanni Battista Balestra

Paris leaning on a tree stump, 1817. Creators: Giovanni Battista Balestra
Paris leaning on a tree stump, 1817. Frontal view. From " Oeuvre de Canova: Recueil de Statues...", a work on the sculptures of Antonio Canova

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Gallery of Modern Sculpture, In the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1898. Creator

Gallery of Modern Sculpture, In the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1898. Creator
Gallery of Modern Sculpture, in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1898. The Hermitage Museum was founded in 1764, and houses an enormous collection of antiquities, paintings

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Oil on canvas by Jean-Antoine Watteau entitled The Savoyard Boy with marmot (1716)

Oil on canvas by Jean-Antoine Watteau entitled The Savoyard Boy with marmot (1716), located in the Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Scythian tattoo of fabulous beasts, 5th century BC

Scythian tattoo of fabulous beasts, 5th century BC
Scythian tattoo of fabulous beasts on the skin of a childs arm from Barrow 2 at Pazyryr, Altai, Russia. from the Hermitage Museums collection in St Petersburg, 5th century BC

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: The Life of the Virgin, 1511, (1906). Artist: Albrecht Durer

The Life of the Virgin, 1511, (1906). Artist: Albrecht Durer
The Life of the Virgin, 1511, (1906). The work is held by the Hermitage, St. Petersburg. From The Engravings of Albert Durer, by Lionel Cust. [Seeley and Co. Limited, London, 1906]

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: The Knight Hall (Arsenal) of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, c19th century

The Knight Hall (Arsenal) of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, c19th century. Artist: Leo von Klenze
The Knight Hall (Arsenal) of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg c19th century. Leo von Klenze (1784-1864). Russian Architecture. State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Calvary, detail from left side panel, 1545-1550. Artist: Maerten van Heemskerck

Calvary, detail from left side panel, 1545-1550. Artist: Maerten van Heemskerck
Calvary, detail from left side panel, 1545-1550. From the collection of the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Calvary, detail from centre panel, 1545-1550. Artist: Maerten van Heemskerck

Calvary, detail from centre panel, 1545-1550. Artist: Maerten van Heemskerck
Calvary, detail from centre panel, 1545-1550. The blind Longinus on a horse pierces the crucified Christs side with his spear. From the collection of the Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Horn Bridle Decoration from Pazyryk, Altai Mountains, 5th century BC-4th century BC

Horn Bridle Decoration from Pazyryk, Altai Mountains, 5th century BC-4th century BC. Representing a Horned Tiger and two swans

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Kitten Carved wooden bridle-plate from Pazyryk, Altai Mountains, 5th century BC-4th century BC

Kitten Carved wooden bridle-plate from Pazyryk, Altai Mountains, 5th century BC-4th century BC. The Pazyryk burials are a number of Scythian Iron Age tombs found in the Pazyryk Valley of the Ukok

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Carpet detail, Man and Horse, from Tomb at Pazyryk, Altai, USSR, 5th century BC-4th century BC

Carpet detail, Man and Horse, from Tomb at Pazyryk, Altai, USSR, 5th century BC-4th century BC. At Hermitage, Leningrad

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Corner of Pile Carpet from Tomb at Pazyryk, Altai, USSR, 5th century BC-4th century BC

Corner of Pile Carpet from Tomb at Pazyryk, Altai, USSR, 5th century BC-4th century BC. At Hermitage, Leningrad

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze used in Shamans practices, Kama River Tribes, 3rd century BC-8th century

Bronze used in Shamans practices, Kama River Tribes, 3rd century BC-8th century. Miraculous image relating to shamanism and magic. State Hermitage Museum. Leningrad

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze Plaque from Kama River area, relating to Shamanism, 3rd century BC-8th century

Bronze Plaque from Kama River area, relating to Shamanism, 3rd century BC-8th century. State Hermitage Museum. Leningrad

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Silver and Gilt Plaque from Kama River region, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century

Silver and Gilt Plaque from Kama River region, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century. State Hermitage Museum. Leningrad

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze Miraculous Beast from Kama River Tribes, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century

Bronze Miraculous Beast from Kama River Tribes, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century. Miraculous image related to shamanism & magic in Animal Style of the steppes. State Hermitage Museum

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze from Kama River Tribes, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century

Bronze from Kama River Tribes, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century. Miraculous image related to shamanism & magic. State Hermitage Museum

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze Plaque, Kama River Tribes, 3rd century BC-8th century

Bronze Plaque, Kama River Tribes, 3rd century BC-8th century. State Hermitage Museum

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze Plaque, Kama River Tribes Mircaulous Image of Wilde Beast, 3rd century BC-8th century

Bronze Plaque, Kama River Tribes Mircaulous Image of Wilde Beast, 3rd century BC-8th century. Miraculous image related to shamanism & magic. Hermitage Museum

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze Plaque from Kama River Tribes related to Shamanism, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century

Bronze Plaque from Kama River Tribes related to Shamanism, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century. State Hermitage Museum

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze Plaque from Kama River Tribes, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century

Bronze Plaque from Kama River Tribes, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century. Miraculuous image related to shamanism & magic. Hermitage Museum

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze Plaque related to Shamanism and Magic, Kama River Area, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century

Bronze Plaque related to Shamanism and Magic, Kama River Area, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century. Miraculous image in traditional style related to Shamanism. At State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze Plaque, illustrating Shamanism and Magic, Kama River Area, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century

Bronze Plaque, illustrating Shamanism and Magic, Kama River Area, USSR, 3rd century BC-8th century. Miraculous image related to Shamanism. At State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Silver Bowl from a Sarmatian Tomb, 4th-5th century

Silver Bowl from a Sarmatian Tomb, 4th-5th century. The Sarmatians were a large confederation of Iranian people during classical antiquity, flourishing from about 5th century BC to 4th century

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Scythian gold, c8th century BC-1st century BC

Scythian gold, c8th century BC-1st century BC. The Scythians or Scyths were a group of Iranian people and Eurasian nomads who inhabited the western

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Sassanian Silver-Gilt Dish of King Peroz I, (459-484) Hunting Mouflon, c5th century

Sassanian Silver-Gilt Dish of King Peroz I, (459-484) Hunting Mouflon, c5th century. The Sasanian Empire known to its inhabitants as Eranshahr

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Sassanian Silver-Gilt Dish of Goddess and Bird, 6th-7th century

Sassanian Silver-Gilt Dish of Goddess and Bird, 6th-7th century. The Sasanian Empire known to its inhabitants as Eranshahr, was the last period of the Persian Empire (Iran) before the rise of Islam

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Aquamanile, cast bronze Persian (Khurusan) animal statue, 1206

Aquamanile, cast bronze Persian (Khurusan) animal statue, 1206. A Zebu-Cow suckles her calf as a lion attacks her back. Lost wax process, incised and inlaid with silver. Hermitage Museum, Leningrad

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Scythian goldwork from a burial in southern Russia, 7th-2nd century BC

Scythian goldwork from a burial in southern Russia, 7th-2nd century BC
Scythian goldwork from a burial in South Russia, now in the Hermitage Museums collection in Leningrad, 7th-2nd century BC

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze plaque with an elaborate animal, 4th century BC

Bronze plaque with an elaborate animal, 4th century BC
Bronze plaque from the Kuban area, Russia, with an elaborate animal typical of the later style, from the Hermitage Museums collection in Leningrad, 4th century BC

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze plaque of a bear from the Perm region of Siberia, 8th century

Bronze plaque of a bear from the Perm region of Siberia, 8th century
Bronze plaque of a bear from the Perm region of Siberia, from the Hermitage Museums collection in Russia, 8th century

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze figures from the steppe-lands of Russia

Bronze figures from the steppe-lands of Russia, from the Hermitage Museums collection in St Petersburg

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Detail of Chinese silk found in a Scythian tomb

Detail of Chinese silk found in a Scythian tomb
Detail of Chinese silk found in the tomb of a Scythian chief at Pazyryk, Altai, Russia. This is the earliest known Chinese silk surviving in good condition

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: The Hermitage in St Petersburg, 18th century

The Hermitage in St Petersburg, 18th century
The Hermitage/Winter Palace in St Petersburg, 18th century

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Cast bronze zebu-cow suckling her calf while a lion attacks her back, 13th century

Cast bronze zebu-cow suckling her calf while a lion attacks her back, 13th century
Cast bronze, incised and inlaid with silver, zebu-cow suckling her calf while a lion attacks her back, made using the lost wax method

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Detail of a horseman and seated man from felt Scythian wall-hanging

Detail of a horseman and seated man from felt Scythian wall-hanging from tomb five at Pazyryk, Altai, in Russia. now in the Hermitage Museums collection in St Petersburg

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Detail of a horseman from felt Scythian wall-hanging

Detail of a horseman from felt Scythian wall-hanging from tomb five at Pazyryk, Altai, in Russia. now in the Hermitage Museums collection in St Petersburg

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Scythian wooden facing of a saddle-arch, 5th century BC

Scythian wooden facing of a saddle-arch, 5th century BC
Scythian wooden facing of a saddle-arch from a Scythian burial mound, Altai region, Russia. from the Hermitage Museums collection in St Petersburg, 5th century BC

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Detail of a tiger on a Scythian sarcophagus

Detail of a tiger on a Scythian sarcophagus made of Siberian cedar from the burial mound Bashadur 2 in Altai in Russia. now in the Hermitage Museums collection in St Petersburg

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Scythian cedar wood saddle ornament, 5th century BC

Scythian cedar wood saddle ornament, 5th century BC
Scythian cedar wood saddle ornament, originally covered in gold leaf. From burial mound Bashadur 2 in Altai, in the USSR. Now in the Hermitage Museums collection in St Petersburg, 5th century BC

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Scythian wooden harness-ornament, 5th century BC

Scythian wooden harness-ornament, 5th century BC
Scythian wooden harness-ornament from the frozen tomb of a chief. Found in barrow three at Pazyryk, Altai, in Russia. From the Heritage Museum in St Petersburg, 5th century BC

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Scythian riding outfit found in a tomb, 5th century BC

Scythian riding outfit found in a tomb, 5th century BC
Scythian riding outfit. The central face represents a local facial type at the time. Found in barrow one, Pazyryk. Now in the Hermitage Museums collection in St Petersburg, 5th century BC

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Detail of Scythian pendant shaped like two deer, 5th century BC

Detail of Scythian pendant shaped like two deer, 5th century BC
Detail of Scythian pendant shaped like two deer, from a riding outfit. Found in barrow one, Pazyryk, Altai, in Russia. Currently in the Hermitage Museum, Russia, 5th century BC

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bronze pole-top in the shape of a mules head, 6th century BC

Bronze pole-top in the shape of a mules head, 6th century BC
Bronze pole-top in the shape of a mules head, from Keiermes, currently at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, 6th century BC

Background imageHermitage Museum Collection: Bridle decoration representing a horned tiger and two swans, 5th century BC

Bridle decoration representing a horned tiger and two swans, 5th century BC
Bridle decoration representing a horned tiger and two swans from barrow two in Altai in Russia. In the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, 5th century BC



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