Chapels on the right
Chapels on the right display the collections of Gallo-Roman sculptures. These displays will be renovated in the near future. The "Tarasque de Noves", inv. N 51 in the first chapel on the right is unique. It depicts a man-eating monster, and symbolises the destructive power of death and its role as a passage to another life. This funerary sculpture dates from a period between 50 BC and the first years of the first century AD. The three other chapels on the right show varied sculptures, including private and public portraits. In the third chapel on the right, see the magnificent portrait of Tiberius, inv. E 42 and the bust of Julia Domna, inv. G 151. The last chapel displays Roman antiquities - urns, fragments of sarcophagi, sculptures in the round and a monumental statue of a priestess, inv. 23686. The terra-cotta Campana plates will soon be displayed here.
The sacristy on the right
The sacristy displays several fragments of Paleo-Christian sarcophagi, some of which were found at the abbey of Saint-Ruf outside of the walls in Avignon. See the sculpted altar found in Vaugines, inv. 16274 and a basin for ablutions, inv. 21838.
The choir currently displays a series of Etruscan urns made of terra cotta, tufa and alabaster. As of 2012-2013, this work will be displayed in the second chapel on the left which is currently closed to the public. Once renovated, the chapel will display all the Etruscan antiquities in an entirely new layout.
The right side of the nave currently displays the Egyptian antiquities. This collection will move to the beautiful wood-panelled room in the Calvet museum in 2011. The statues of the Vachères warrior, inv. G 136c, the Mondragon warrior, inv. G 137, and the Cabrières d'Aygues towing scene, inv. 16273, currently displayed in the left chapels, will later join the Gallo-Roman antiquities in new displays.
Chapels on the left
The first two chapels are currently closed. The second chapel will soon hold the collection of Etruscan works.
Attic funerary, votive and honorary reliefs
Funerary steles from the Cyclades and eastern Greece
The second displays the funerary steles from the Cyclades and eastern Greece, including the touching stele showing a shipwrecked man, inv. E 13 and Corinthian vases.
Sculptures in the round
The sacristy displays a set of funerary reliefs on the banquet theme, and steles representing funerary busts from Phrygia, Syria and northern Greece. There are two display cases with Italiote black- glazed vases and Apulian red-figure vases (from southern Italy).
The Calvet Foundation made two magnificent recent acquisitions: an Apulian rhyton attributed to the Copenhagen group (a dog-head drinking cup), inv. 2002.2, and an Apulian thymiaterion (incense- burner) attributed to the Peintre du Casque, a beautiful piece that is extremely rare in public collections.