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Find Images: Ancient Aegean, Etruscan, Greek, and Roman

These are image resources selected for their focus on Ancient Aegean, Etruscan, Greek and Roman art and visual culture. Feel free to contact us with other suggestions.

Images posted on the Internet are protected by copyright laws — read the terms of use for any website before downloading images, even for educational purposes.

Be sure to also check the VRC’s selection of Online Museum Collections.


  • Artstor (access limited to the CU community)
    Artstor  is a digital library of over one million “images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.” The VRC provides training and support in this valuable resource.
  • Classical Art Research Centre and the Beazley Archive
    “The Classical Art Research Centre leads and supports research on ancient art. At its heart is the Beazley Archive, which includes the world’s largest collection of images of ancient figure-decorated pottery. The Beazley Archive’s online databases and our other web resources are freely available through this site.”
  • Perseus Digital Library Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser
    “Look through a massive library of art objects, sites, and buildings. The library’s catalogs document 1305 coins, 1909 vases, 2003 sculptures, 179 sites, 140 gems, and 424 buildings. Each catalog entry has a description of the object and its context; most have images. Descriptions and images have been produced in collaboration with many museums, institutions, and scholars. Catalog information and keywords have been taken from standard sources, which are cited in the entries for each object.” Administered through Tufts University.
  • Stoa Image Gallery
    “The Stoa Consortium for Electronic Publication exists primarily to serve classicists. Its image gallery contains user-created albums with many large, high quality images available for non-commercial purposes.”
  • WorldImages, Greek
    Collections include Greek Architecture, Greek Sculpture, Greek Ceramics, Greek Applied Arts, Greek Asia Minor. From California State University.
  • WorldImages, Prehistoric and Ancient Mediterranean
    Collections include Paleolithic; Neolithic; Anatolia: Prehistory; Anatolia: Hittites, Hatti, Phrygians & Urartians; Ancient Aegean; Cypriot; Phoenician/ Punic; Greek; Etruscan; and Roman. From California State University.
  • WorldImages, Roman
    Collections include Roman Architecture, Roman Painting and Mosaics, Roman Sculpture, Roman Applied Arts, Religions of Rome, Roman & Early Christian Anatolia. From California State University.

You might also wish to search for relevant content on the following VRC pages: