Location City: Munich


Exekias, Dionysos Kylix (detail)
This cup depicts the god of wine Dionysos escaping pirates by hiding and turning them into dolphins.

Exekias, Dionysos Kylix




Franz von Stuck, The Sin - detail
Entranced by the evil of the human psyche, we come face to face with art history’s creepiest snake.

Franz von Stuck, The Sin






Barberini Faun (detail)
Part man, part goat, this companion of the god of wine relaxes after a night of drinking.

Barberini Faun






Ruler portrait of Otto III (f.24), Gospels of Otto III (Munich, Bayerische Stattsbibliothek, Clm.4453)
This manuscript is over a thousand years old. Among its magnificent paintings, Otto III sits on his throne.

Gospel Book of Otto III



Euthymides, Three Revelers (Athenian red-figure amphora), c. 510 B.C.E., 24 inches high (Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich)
This pot depicts contrasting scenes: on one side a Trojan hero heads to war, and on the other tipsy revelers dance.

Euthymides, Three Revelers