The Roman Empire (27 B.C.–393 A.D.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art. With its borders secure and a stable central government, the Roman empire enjoyed a period of prosperity, technological advance, great achievements in the arts, and flourishing trade and commerce.
ART, ETRUSCAN, ARGONAUTS / VASE PAINTING. Art / Etruscan, vase painting, Argonaut painter, last quarter of the 5th century BC. Argonauts. Red-figure bell crater, side A. Found at: Chiusi (Tuscany, Italy). Inv. No. 4026.