Pre-Classical Iconography

Palaeolithic
  Painting and sculpture
  Skulls, skeletons, restorations
  Implements
  Miscellaneous
Neolithic
  Megaliths
    Malta
    Sardinia, Mallorca, Minorca
    Earliest Troy
    Greece
    Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia
    Scandinavia
    England
    Miscellaneous
  Pottery
Early Bronze Age
  Flint implements
  Pins
  Armlets
  Jewellery
  Gold lunulae
  Miscellaneous weapons and implements
  Axes
  Daggers, halberds etc.
  Miscellaneous
  The great cairn, New Grange, near Drogheda
Bronze Age II
  Miscellaneous English objects
  Daggers
  Celts with narrow flanges
Bronze Age III
  Parade-axes
  Palstaves
  Swords, daggers, knives
  Flanged celts
  Flat celts with wide flanges
  Britain--various weapons and implements
  Armlets
  Pins
  Personal ornaments
  Votive objects on wheels
  Miscellaneous
  Excavation reports
Bronze Age IV
  Swords
  Daggers
  Knives
  Hammers
  Socket-celts
  Axes
  Armlets
  Miscellaneous tools and implements
  Camps
Bronze Age IV-V
  Spears
  Celts, rapier blades, torques etc.
  Swords
  Miscellaneous
Bronze Age V
  Celts
  Late bronze age
  Bronze vessels
  Votive objects on wheels
  Fibulae, from Crete and Cyprus
  Fibulae, Greek geometrical
  Fibulae, mainly from Italy
  Fibulae, Northern
  Goldsmiths' work (mostly from Cyprus and Aegina)
  Pins
  Miscellaneous
Bronze age: dolmens and menhirs
  France
  Scotland, Ireland, Wales
  Scandinavia, Germany, Italy    
Bronze age: miscellaneous
  Cup-markings
  Clothes and stuffs
  Figurines
  Axes
  Sockle axes, chisels
  Sickles
  Combs
  Razors
  Arrow-heads, spear-heads
  Tools and implements
  Diadems and necklets
  Belts and belt ornaments
  Pins, needles, hair and finger-rings
  Plans of dwellings; burials; rock drawings
  Miscellaneous
Iron Age
  Martin Conway notes
  8th century BC and earlier
    Helmets, Italian types, 
    Swords, knives, daggers from Italy and Crete
  8th century BC
    Axes, razors from Italy
    Spears from Italy and Crete
    Bits, harness, chariots, mostly from Italy
    Greek (Cretan) shields
    Shields, breastplates
  7th century BC
    Greaves
    Razors, spears, knives
    Spits, fire-dogs, spindles
    Swords and daggers, Halstatt type
    Helmets
    Decorated bucklers
    Bits, phalerae, chariots, harness etc.
  Fibulae, 9th-7th centuries BC
    Semicircular
    Disc
    Snake
    Bow
    Spectacle
    Elaborate Etruscan
    Miscellaneous
  Fibulae, 6th-5th centuries BC
    Leech- and canoe-shaped
    Snake
    With glass, amber etc. on the bow
    Bow
    Kettle drum
    Certosa
    Proto-La Tène
    La Tène I
    Miscellaneous
  Jewellery and goldsmiths' work 8th-7th centuries BC
    Phoenician platters and crown
    Metal vessels
    Necklaces, pendants, beads
    Miscellaneous gold and silverwork
    Belts and belt plaques
    Ornaments made of repoussé metal plaques
    Amber
    Gems, rings, seals, scarabs
    Miscellaneous implements
  Jewellery and goldsmiths' work 7th century BC
    Bracelets and amulets
    Clasps and hooks
    Earrings
    Pins
    Miscellaneous
  Jewellery and goldsmiths' work 6th century BC
    Coins and gems
    Gold: Scythian, Greek, Persian
    Pendants
    Earrings and hair ornaments
    Belts, belt plaques and belt clasps
    Armlets, bracelets
    Necklaces, beads
    Pins
    Scarabs, rings and seals
    Scandinavian collars and torques
    Miscellaneous goldsmith's work
  Jewellery and goldsmiths' work 5th century BC-La Tène I
    Rings
    Necklaces
    Pendants
    Wreaths and diadems
    Torques
    Fibulae
    Earrings
    Bracelets
    Belts, beltclasps and ornaments
    Miscellaneous gold ornaments
    Miscellaneous objects in gold and silver
  Jewellery and goldsmiths' work 3rd-2nd centuries BC
    Pendants, bullae, necklaces, amulets, bracelets, torques
    Earrings, finger rings
    Goldsmith's work, personal ornament
    Diadems and wreaths
    Miscellaneous decorative art
  Metalwork (almost entirely Italian) 7th century BC
    Bronze urns, thrones, tables of offerings
    Vessels, miscellaneous
    Cauldrons, tripods etc.
    Jugs
    Buckets
    Candelabra
  Metalwork (mostly Mediterranean) 6th century BC
    Bronze figured reliefs
    Bronze figures and animals
    Dishes, platters, shields
    Buckets
    Vases and jugs
    Chariots, harness etc.
    Helmets and weapons
    Spindles, crampons, firedogs and other implements
    Miscellaneous
  Metalwork 5th century BC-La Tène I
    Knives and razors
    Helmets
    Beads, glass
    Pins; miscellaneous weapons and armour
    Swords
    Miscellaneous decorative art
    Notes
  Bronze, gold and silver 5th century BC-La Tène I
    Mirrors
    Bronze vessels
    Gold and silver vessels, plates etc.
    Historiated situlae
    Buckets; situlae (non-historiated)
    Chariots, harness etc.
    Decorative art from Dodona
  Metalwork, 4th-3rd centuries BC
    Weapons and tools
    Helmets, weapons etc.
    Bronze vessels
    Mirrors
    Miscellaneous metalwork
    Miscellaneous small objects
  La Tène II and III
    Sculpture
    Armlets, bracelets
    Bronze collars
    Gold objects
    Fibulae
    Bronze mirrors
    Bowls, tankards, buckets, spoons etc.
    Pins
    Pottery
    Horse-trappings
    Weapons and implements
    Helmets, shields and bosses
    Firedogs
    Coins
    Grave goods from near Bellinzona
    Miscellaneous objects
    Sites
  Pottery: Bronze Age to Roman
  Glass: Hellenistic to Roman
    Miscellaneous
    Beads
    Sacro Catino, Genoa
    Stratified glass
    Mosaic glass
  Crete and Mycenae
    Excavations at Knossos
    Stone and alabaster vases
    Gold and silver cups (Mycenae)
    Gold and silver treasures (Mycenae)
    Arms and bronze objects (Crete and Mycenae)
    Gems and seals
    Miscellaneous small objects
    Ivories
    Sculpture (early Minoan)
    Jewellery (early Minoan)
    Pottery (Neolithic)
    Pottery (early Minoan)
    Pottery (Kamares ware)
    Pottery (middle Minoan)
    Pottery (Minyan)
    Pottery (middle Minoan III & late Minoan I)
    Palace style vases (late Minoan II)
    Pottery (late Minoan III)
    Stone vessels
    Rhytons (late Minoan I & II)
    Faience (late Minoan)
    Minoan script
    Arms, bronzes, tools (late Minoan III)
    Larnakes (late Minoan III)
    Miscellaneous (late Minoan III)
    Architecture: Knossos
    Troy: second city
    Sculpture (middle to late Minoan)
    Painting (middle to late Minoan)
    Architecture and pottery from Phylakopi (Melos)
    Tombs (Crete)
    Tombs (Mycenae)
    Architecture (Crete except Knossos, Mycenae, Tiryns)
  Cyprus
    Pottery
    Sculpture; terracotta
    Domestic equipment
    Vessels
    Seals
    Architecture
  Algeria
  Cycladic islands
  Sardinia
  Malta
    Sculpture
    Tools and weapons
    Architecture
    Miscellaneous
  Iberia
    Miscellaneous
    Votive images
  Phrygia
  Lydia
  Etruria
    Cists, lamps, miscellaneous metal objects
    Ivory
    Sculpture
    Mirrors
  Greece
    Funerary equipment (late Helladic)
    Jewellery (late Helladic)
    Pottery and vessels (late Helladic)
    Fresco
    Maikop treasure
    Funerary equipment
    Domestic equipment
    Metal vessels
    Jewellery
Mohenjo-Daro
Western Asia
  Magic and Science 
    Miscellaneous human figures
    Inscriptions and lettering  
    Maps and scenery 
    Types of people
    Flowers and Plants 
    Trees 
      Sacred tree 
        Globed type 
        Syrian, Mitannian, Hittite etc. 
        Neo-Assyrian 
        Date palm 
        Miscellaneous. 
      Goat and tree 
        Globed type 
        Syrian, Mitannian, Hittite etc. 
        Neo-Assyrian 
        Date palm 
        Miscellaneous 
    Animals 
      With humans and deities 
      Master of animals 
        Deity 
        Winged genius 
        Bull-man/lahmu 
        King 
        Miscellaneous 
      Killing of animals 
        By deities and genii 
        By bull-men/lahmus 
        By humans 
        Miscellaneous 
      Animals engaged in human activities 
      Groups of animals 
        Crossed and fighting 
          With human/deity
          Without human/deity
        Crossed, not fighting 
          With human/deity
          Without human/deity
        Fighting, not crossed 
          With human/deity
          Without human/deity
        Not fighting, not crossed
      Individual 
        Antelopes 
        Bison & Buffalo 
        Boar 
        Cattle 
        Deer 
        Dogs 
        Fish 
        Foxes 
        Goats 
          Single 
          Groups 
        Hedgehogs 
        Horses 
        Ibex- - see Goat 
        Leopards 
        Lions
        Lizards 
        Panthers 
        Rams 
        Scorpions 
        Spiders
        Tortoises 
        Miscellaneous 
      Birds and snakes 
        Doves 
        Eagles 
        Swans 
        Miscellaneous birds 
        Snakes 
    Monsters 
      Bull-men 
      Human-headed bulls-see Western Asia: Genii 
      Cyclops 
      Fish-bodied monsters 
      Griffins 
      Lion dragons 
      Lion-headed humans 
      Monsters with animals as legs 
      Monsters with intertwined necks 
      Monsters with two or more heads 
      Scorpion men 
      Sphinxes 
      Winged bulls 
      Winged goats
      Winged horses 
      Winged lions 
      Winged rams
      Miscellaneous 
  Secular Iconography 
    Cylinder and stamp seals 
      Seals 
      Impressions 
        Jemdet Nasr and Uruk 
        Early Dynastic 
        Akkadian 
        Third dynasty of Ur 
        Isin-Larsa & first Babylonian dynasty 
        Kassite, Mitannian and Syrian 
        Hittite 
        Assyrian 
        Neo-Babylonian 
        Achaemenid 
        Miscellaneous 
    Tombs
      Grave goods
  Portraits 
    Barrekub 
    Gudea (see also Worshippers) 
    Hammurabi 
    Sargon of Akkad 
    Assyrian royalty, miscellaneous 
    Hittite royalty, miscellaneous 
    Elamite royalty, miscellaneous 
    Persian royalty, miscellaneous 
    Male, miscellaneous 
    Female, miscellaneous 
  Social life 
    Processions 
    Musical instruments 
    Music- making 
    Dwarves 
    Archery 
    Wrestling
    Hunting 
    Driving chariots 
    Agriculture 
    Dairy workers
    Building ziggurats 
    Building palaces
    Servants 
    Spinning
    Pig-tailed women 
    Furniture    
    Potters
    Images of spouted vessels
    Images of amphoras
    Pottery 
    Vessels, other than pottery
    Banquets 
    Drinking 
    Boats 
    Lovers
    Miscellaneous 
    Warfare 
      Shalmaneser Gates 
      The Camp 
      Siege 
      Refugees 
      Prisoners 
      Weapons 
      Miscellaneous 
  Religious Iconography 
    Myths 
      Dumuzi 
      Etana 
      Gilgamesh 
      Zu bird 
      Miscellaneous 
    Images of named deities 
      Adad, and other storm gods 
        On a bull 
        On a lion-dragon 
        Miscellaneous 
      Amurru 
      Bau 
      Enki/Ea  
      Enlil/Ellil 
      Horus 
      Iba'um 
      Inanna/Ishtar 
        Armed 
        With raised skirt 
        Winged 
        Holding her breasts 
        In a star burst 
        Miscellaneous 
      Ishtaran
      Lama 
      Maat 
      Marduk 
      Nabu 
      Nanna—see Sin
      Nergal 
      Ninazu 
      Ningal/Nikkal 
      Ningirsu 
      Ningiszida 
      Ninurta
      Nuska
      Shamash, and other sun gods 
        Standing, with saw 
        Seated, with worshippers 
        Fighting 
        Emerging from mountain 
        At the gates of dawn 
        Miscellaneous 
      Sin
      Tishpak
    Images of unnamed deities 
      Groups 
        Assemblies/groups 
        Deities attacked 
        Deities fighting 
        Deities drinking-see Western Asia: Social Life 
        Divine marriage 
      Individual 
        Deity in boat 
        Vegetation deities 
        Snake deities 
        Dragon god 
        Deities with flowing vases 
        The goddess with child 
        Multi-faced deities 
      Miscellaneous
        Mesopotamian 
        Syrian/Mitannian
        Egyptian
        Hittite
        Iranian/Luristanian etc.
    Divine symbols 
      Cycles 
      Naked woman 
      Goat-fish 
      Bull and winged gate 
      Coiled snakes 
      Eagle 
      Walking bird 
      Mušhuššu
      Ankh 
      Ring post 
      Winged disc 
      Solar disc 
      Chaplet 
      Spade and/or wedge
      Plough
      Rosette 
      Miscellaneous maces etc. 
        Globed mace 
        Maces other than globed 
        The figure with mace 
        Crescent sceptre 
        Standards 
    Demons, genii, guardians and lahmus 
      Imdugud 
      Pazuzu 
      Human-headed bull-gods 
      Guardians of doorways 
      Genii 
      Lahmus 
    Humans before gods 
      Worshipper before deity 
      Presentation scenes 
        Before deity 
        Before king 
      Worshippers
        Gudea (see also Portraits)
        Miscellaneous
        Eye symbols
    Ritual
      Pouring libations
      Votive objects
      Purification
      Exorcism
      Miscellaneous
    Priests
      In fish costume
      Miscellaneous
    Shrines
      With humans
      With animals
      Without humans or animals
  Architecture
    Protoliterate
    Early dynastic
    Akkadian
    Neo-Sumerian
    Babylonian
    Assyrian
    Syria and Levant
    Anatolian
    Achaemenid
  Ornament
    Geometric
      Hatchings
      Triangles and diamonds
      Running arches
      Circles and guilloches
      Drill holes
      Crosses
      “Eyes”
      Rhombs
      “Termites”
      Ladder motif
      Miscellaneous
    Floral/Zoomorphic
    Jewellery
  Work in progress
Egypt
  Magic and Science
    Hieroglyphs
    Astronomy/Astrology
    Types of people
    Gardens
    Plants and trees
    Animals with humans
      Master of animals
      Animals engaged in human activities
    Animals
      Cycles
      Antelope
      Ass 
      Baboon
      Cat
      Cattle
      Fish
      Fly
      Frog
      Giraffe
      Goat
      Hippopotamus
      Horse
      Lion 
      Toad
   Birds
      Hawk
      Vulture
      Miscellaneous
    Monsters
      Sphinxes
      Griffins
      With intertwined necks
      Miscellaneous
  Secular Iconography
    Cylinder & stamp seals
    Symbol: ankh
    Funerals and tombs
      Funeral ceremonies
      Mourners
      Tombs
      Funerary equipment
      Mummified corpses
      Funerary figurines
  Portraits
    Rulers
      Protodynastic period
        Narmer
      Old Kingdom
        Khasekhem
        Djoser
        Redjedef
        Khafre (Chephren)
        Menkaure (Mycerinus)
        Userkaf
        Sahure
        Niuserre
        Pepi I (Meryre)
        Pepi II (Neferkare)
        Miscellaneous
      Middle Kingdom
        Mentuhotep II
        Senusert I (Sesostris)
        Senusert II (Sesostris)
        Senusert III (Sesostris)
        Amenemhet III
        Miscellaneous
      Second Intermediate Period
        Hor
        Neferhotep I
        Sobekhotep VIII
      New Kingdom
        Ahmose I
        Amenhotep I
        Hatshepsut
        Thutmose III
        Amenhotep II
        Thutmose IV
        Amenhotep III
        Tiy
        Akhenaten
        Wives of Akhenaten
        Daughters of Akhenaten
        Tutankhamen
        Horemheb
        Seti I
        Ramses II
        Merneptah
        Seti II
        Ramses III
        Ramses VI
        Miscellaneous
      Late periods
        Ptolemy II Philadelphus
        Ptolemy XIII
        Miscellaneous
    Scribes
      Old Kingdom
      Middle Kingdom and intermediate periods
      New Kingdom and later periods
    Priests and priestesses
    Dignitaries
    Servants
      Male
      Female
    Commoners
      Couples
      Families
      Mummy portraits
      Heads and masks
    Miscellaneous
      Male
      Female
  Social Life
    Sed festivals
    Festivals, miscellaneous
    Dance
    Music
    Hunting
    Hairdressing
    Transport
    Agriculture
      General
      Workers
      Irrigation
      Tending to birds
      Tending to cattle
    Famine
    Fishing
    Domestic life
      Mother and child
      Servants
    Domestic objects
      Miscellaneous
      Jewellery
      Still life
    Boats
    Warfare
      Battlefield
      Soldiers
      Prisoners
      Refugees
      Siege
      Weapons
      Pharaoh triumphing over his enemies
    Artists' studios
    Love and sex
  Religious Iconography
    Deities
      Cycles
      Amenhotep son of Hapu
      Amon
      Anubis
      Apis
      Aten
      Bastet
      Bes
      Hathor
      Heket
      Horus
      Horus-Harpocrates
      Imhotep
      Isis
      Khepri
      Khnum
      Maat
      Mentu
      Meskhent
      Mut
      Nefertum
      Neith
      Nephthys
      Nut
      Osiris
      Pe, souls of
      Ptah
      Ra
      Sekhmet
      Seth
      She
      Sobek
      Soped
      Taweret
      Thoth
      Miscellaneous
    Humans before deities
    Worshippers
    The soul
    The afterlife
    Ritual
  Architecture
    Old Kingdom and earlier
    Middle Kingdom
    New Kingdom and later
  Census
  Work in progress: filed chronologically
  Work in progress: unsorted