Depictions of dolphins in ancient art.
Dolphin, Greece, 300 BC-AD 100. Courtesy of the LACMA, AC1992.152.16.
Dolphins and Octopuses. Phiale with decoration in superposed colour, ca. 510–500 BC. From Eretria. Courtesy of the Louvre, MNB 624. Photo by Jastrow.
Dolphin mosaic from the Baths of Buticosus, Ostia Antica. Roman, 2nd century. Photo by Roger Ulrich.
Dolphin fresco, Knossos, Crete, 1700-1450 BC. Photo by H-stt, via the Wiki Commons.
Youth playing the flute and riding a dolphin. Red-figure stamnos, 360–340 BC. Alcestis Group, from Etruria. Courtesy of the National Archaeological Museum of Spain. Photo by Jastrow, via the Wiki Commons.
Fish (Dolphin), Syria or Palestine, 300-400. Courtesy of the LACMA, M.88.129.118.