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    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Optical illusions; Allusions; Symbols; Myths; Sex; Fear; Love; Self-interest; Poetry; Women; Men; Nudes; Gays; Dancers; Dance; Backs (Anatomy); Pedestals; Body parts; Hands; Fingers; Eggs; Landscapes...

    • "This is the painting Dali took to show Freud in London. It belonged formerly to Edward James." (Caption); "At Zürs […] Dali embarked on a new experiment: the composition, in French, of a 'paranoaic' poem, The Myth of Narcissus,...
    • Herculaneum, decorative fresco-type architectural wall painting.

    • Herculaneum, decorative fresco-type architectural wall painting.

    • Paintings; Murals; Walls; Architecture; Architectural elements; Structural elements; Columns; Moldings; Consoles; Architectural decorations & ornaments; Patterns (Design elements); Masks; Faces; Supernatural beings; Horses; Animals

    • "This fragment of a wall painting was among the very first ancient artworks discovered in Herculaneum after the volcanic eruption on August 23 in 79 A.D. […] This panel was executed using a technique similar to fresco painting. The design...
    • Bacchus and Silenus, front view.

    • Bacchus and Silenus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Gods; People associated with religion; Myths; Legends; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Nudes; Clothing & dress; Crowns; Headdresses; Headgear; Wreaths; Vines; Hides & skins; Beards; Genitals; Bowls (Tableware);...

    • "This statue combines two antique fragments: Bacchus's torso and Silenus's torso and head, along with sixteenth-century additions including Bacchus's head, arms, and legs, and Silenus's arms and legs. The restoration is probably the work of...
    • Urn of a young soldier.

    • Urn of a young soldier.

    • Sculpture; Urns; Death & burial; Containers; Soldiers; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Death & burial; Friezes (Ornamental bands); Cartouches; Pediments; Tympana; Architectural elements; Inscriptions; Names;...

    • "The front of this rectangular urn is decorated with two friezes of hearts and darts. Smooth strips frame the decoration along the top and bottom rims and emphasize the container's shape. The central surface of such objects was inscribed. This...
    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Effigies; Portraits; Men; Philosophers; People associated with education & communication; Clothing & dress; Beards; Mustaches

    • "This effigy of the august man of letters was inspired by portraits of Greek philosophers from the fourth and third centuries B.C., but it remains true to the art of the Antonine portrait in its attempts to convey sensitivity and...
    • Jupiter, front view.

    • Jupiter, front view.

    • Sculpture; Myths; Legends; Gods; People associated with religion; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Men; Nudes; Genitals; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Beards; Lightning; Lifting & carrying; Gestures; Eagles; Birds; Animals;...

    • "Here the god is shown standing, naked, a coat thrown over his left shoulder. His left arm is raised and perhaps at one time leaned on a long scepter. The thunderbolt in his right hand and the eagle at his feet are other attributes of this...
    • Augustus, front view.

    • Augustus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Heads (Anatomy); Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Hairstyles

    • Portrait head. "This portrait has fundamental importance in the study of Augustan iconography. Both it and a very similar portrait in the Forbes collection are considered excellent examples of the Louvre type of Augustan portrait. [...] This...
    • Isis, front, slight three-quarter view.

    • Isis, front, slight three-quarter view.

    • Sculpture; Myths; Legends; Women; Goddesses; People associated with religion; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Heads (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Hairstyles; Symbols; Cobras; Snakes; Reptiles

    • "This head of Isis, turned to the right, with delicately parted lips, is almost entirely intact except for the ends of a few locks of hair and the left edge of her tiara. The neck stops at a recessed fitting, a tenon, indicating that the head...
    • Marcus Aurelius, front view.

    • Marcus Aurelius, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Emperors; Rulers; Men; People associated with politics & government; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Fasteners; Hairstyles; Beards; Mustaches

    • Discovered at Acqua Traversa (near Rome), 1674. "This bust, in nearly perfect condition, is characterized by the contrast between the light and brilliant skin of the face and the dark mass of hair, covered with concretions. Numerous grooves...
    • Diptych leaf of Consul Areobindus, from Constantinople (Turkey).

    • Diptych leaf of Consul Areobindus, from Constantinople (Turkey).

    • Sculpture; Diptychs; Commemorations; Portraits; Men; Consuls; Government officials; Politicians; People associated with politics & government; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Scepters; Ceremonial objects; Symbols; Monograms; Medallions...

    • "The Louvre diptych was produced in 506 A.D., on the occasion of the consulate of Areobindus. […] An exceptionally high number of diptychs and panels in his name remain: two complete diptychs and five individual panels. […] The Areobindus...
    • Livia as Ceres [or Fortuna], front view.

    • Livia as Ceres [or Fortuna], front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Women; Empresses; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Goddesses; People associated with religion; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Myths; Legends; Standing; Clothing & dress; Robes; Veils;...

    • "[…] this statue of Livia, wife of Augustus, underwent not only many modern restorations but also additions such as the arms, the cornucopia, part of the crown of flowers, and large pieces of veil around the neck. Given these circumstances,...
    • Tiberius, front view.

    • Tiberius, front view.

    • Sculpture; Heads (Anatomy); Portraits; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Men; Hairstyles; Crowns; Headdresses; Headgear; Leaves; Symbols

    • "[…] this portrait probably came from the forum's Augusteum (a shrine dedicated to the imperial family). […] In this portrait, the hair is combed forward, with short bangs over the forehead, formed by straight and regularly laid locks that...
    • Caligula, front view.

    • Caligula, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Emperors; Men; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Sitting

    • Discovered in Rome on the Aventine Hill. "In this portrait, Caligula is shown seated. The body does not correspond to the head, which was subjected to numerous repairs over the course of the nineteenth century, when it was part of the Campana...
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