This small but exclusive collection yields opportunity to experience Greco-Roman presence, literally from the head to the foot of Middle Eastern history.
Throughout its history, the Levant has experienced and affected by a diverse mix of cultures. The Judaic traditions of Israel prohibited human and animal representation. The sensibilities of other cultures - whether indigenous or just passing through - were often considerably different.
When it comes to sculpture, some of the finest of Greek and Roman civilizations found its way to Judea and other points of the Levant. Pictured here are a few examples of sculpture of this time and place:
A Greek Eros - the winged Greek deity of human desire
(whose Roman counterpart was Cupid)
Male and female busts
A Roman stone eagle
And a leg - reaching skyward