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Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
440.775.8665

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Saturday — Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday Closed

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The Allen's collection is particularly strong in 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, Japanese prints, early modern art, African art, and more.

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Ancient Decorative Bust of a Silenus, Roman, early 1st century AD, bronze with silver and copper inlay.

The AMAM’s holdings of ancient art include a wide-ranging collection of works from Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, and Rome, as well as a smaller number of objects from Hittite, Sumerian, Persian, and Etruscan cultures.

Highlights of the collection include a painted relief from an Egyptian tomb, a drinking cup by the Greek potter Pamphaios and painter Epiktetos, and an elaborate Roman bust of a silenus, a jovial man who often accompanies Bacchus in scenes of feasting and drinking. Pottery is particularly well represented, with examples of Cypriot earthenware jugs, Greek oil flasks, and Roman oil lamps. The collection also features marble and porphyry busts, marble reliefs, fragments of sarcophagi, coins, glassware, bronzes, and jewelry.

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