GREEK AND ROMAN ART (and following that - The Great Hall)
CUBICULUM FROM BOSCOREALE. This well-preserved villa bedroom was buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius - one mile away - in 79 A.D.
SECTION OF MARBLE IONIC COLUMN FROM THE "TEMPLE OF ARTEMIS" AT SARDIS (now western Turkey) (circa 300 B.C.)
FRAGMENTARY COLOSSAL HEAD OF A YOUTH (circa 200 B.C.) - GREEK.
THE WOMAN IN THIS FLOOR MOSAIC LOOKS LIKE KATY PERRY! (The woman is Ktisis, a personification of generous donation. It's Greek from about 550 A.D.)
YOU CAN SEE THE UNDERNEATH OF THE GRAND STAIRCASE HERE.
THE PATIO FROM THE CASTLE OF VELEZ BLANCO, near ALMERIA, SPAIN (1500's)
PRIAPUS (left) and FLORA (right) (both 1616) by Pietro Bernini
(At left) THIS IS THE MUSEUM'S RESEARCH LIBRARY: THE THOMAS J. WATSON LIBRARY. (Watson was the CEO of IBM)
TURN AROUND AND GO BACK OUT
NOW GO UP THE ESCALATOR (note: the escalator is usually open. If it isn't, ask a guard how to get to the elevator to the Asian Wing or walk up the Grand Staircase and ask at the top.)