Greek, Cypriot, Etruscan and Roman Art
from the AMAM's Collection

Ambulatory Gallery

The AMAM collection includes important works from the societies of the ancient Mediterranean. A selection of these works, from ancient Greece, Cyprus, Etruria and Rome, including recent gifts from Oberlin College alumnus David Gordon Mitten (OC 1957), is on view on the east side of the Ambulatory. On display are glass vessels, coins, jewelry, items of daily use such as a mirror, a strainer and a strigil (a scraper used to clean one’s skin), and bronze and marble sculptures, including a marble fragment of a lion
attacking a bull, a dramatic Hellenistic reworking of a theme popular in the Archaic period.

Organized by Andria Derstine, AMAM Curator of Western Art

Epiktetos (Greek, painter, active ca. 520 - 490 B.C.)  and Pamphaios (Greek, potter, active 530 - 495 B.C.)
Red-Figure Eye-Cup, ca. 520-510 B.C.
Inscriptions on tondo and sides
Earthenware with slip decoration
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio
General Acquisitions Fund, 1967
1967.61 a-b


Decorative Bust of a Silenus, Early 1st century A.D.
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio
R. T. Miller, Jr., Fund, Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, and Mrs. F. F. Prentiss Fund