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    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Untitled (Ocean with Cross, no. 1).

    • Untitled (Ocean with Cross, no. 1).

    • Drawings; Graphite drawings; Pencil works; Seascape drawings; Seascapes; Seas; Oceans; Water; Bodies of water

    • "Born in Riga in 1938, and transplanted to America in 1949, Celmins has only recently become well known. Her strangely detached, unlocated subjects suggest a radical retreat from the concerns of modern life. Perhaps they relate to her early...
    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Bedia's Stirring Wheel.

    • Sculpture; Mixed media; Symbols; Discrimination; Race discrimination; Race relations; Racism; Ethnic groups; Ethnic stereotypes; Indigenous peoples; Cultural relations; History; Irony; Fantasy; Archaeology; Excavation; Hides & skins; Steering...

    • "Durham's symbolic recoding of the imagery of modern America in the terms of its native Indians is interesting in relation to Joseph Beuys's use of Indian iconography for purposes of symbolic retribution. As a modernist, Beuys assumed his work...
    • Leda Atomica.

    • Leda Atomica.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Myths; Legends; Mathematics; Physics; Atoms; Portraits; Women; Spouses; Nudes; Breasts; Hairstyles; Sitting; Gestures; Floating; Flying; Birds; Swans; Animals; Cliffs; Beaches; Coastlines; Seas; Bodies of...

    • "Gala-Leda rendered 'in accordance with the modern "nothing touches" theory of intra-atomic physica' (Dali)." (Caption); Dali himself was only too happy to admit his debt to Gala. In the early 1930s he had begun to sign his...
    • 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...
    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Warriors; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Trousers; Footwear; Headgear; Beards; Daggers & swords; Arms & armament; Lifting & carrying

    • "Images of barbarians, an essential element of triumphal ceremony in imperial Rome, were most often represented in a military context. […] [S]uch representations are omnipresent in Trajan's Forum, on the façade of the Ulpia Basilica, and...
    • Guernica.

    • Guernica.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Civil wars; War; Politics & government; Political issues; Dictators; Nazis; Fascism; Civilization; Bombings; Military tactics; War destruction & pillage; Death; Dismemberment; Body parts; Mental states; Despair;...

    • "In this monumental work of 1937, Guernica, Picasso combined Analytic and Synthetic Cubist forms with several traditional motifs, juxtaposing them in a new Surrealist way. The combination serves the political message of the painting - namely,...
    • Imperial Monument to the Child-Woman.

    • Imperial Monument to the Child-Woman.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Fantasy; Symbols; Allusions; Sex; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Love; Worry; Fear; Disgrace; Anxiety; Distress; Women; Men; Couples; Spouses; Fathers; Families; Family; Faces; Heads (Anatomy); Body parts; Buttocks;...

    • "The Child-Woman is Gala, who appears here for the first time in Dali's work." (Caption); "Meanwhile, Dali had painted the first major work in which he alluded directly to the relationship with Gala that was partially to blame for...
    • Young girl, front view.

    • Young girl, front view.

    • Sculpture; Children; Youth; Girls; Clothing & dress; Sandals; Footwear; Hairstyles

    • "The nose, chin, and fingers on the right hand and the complete left hand are modern. This exceptionally well-preserved statue is striking for its elegant pose and the complexity of the garment and hairstyle. The very young girl represented...
    • Palace of Shapur I, Ctesiphon, Iraq, iwan, exterior view.

    • Palace of Shapur I, Ctesiphon, Iraq, iwan, exterior view.

    • Architecture; Buildings; Castles & palaces; Houses; Residential facilities; Dwellings; Archaeological sites; Ruins; Facades; Architectural elements; Architectural decorations & ornaments; Walls; Arcades (Architectural components); Arches;...

    • "The son and successor of Artaxerxes, Shapur I (r. 241-272), succeeded in further extending Sasanian territory. He also erected a great palace at Ctesiphon, the capital his father had established near modern Baghdad in Iraq. The central...
    • Emperor with the head of Trajan, front view.

    • Emperor with the head of Trajan, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Military officers; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Gestures; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Military uniforms;...

    • "This armored statue was discovered in the ancient city of Gabii. […] The portrait of Trajan, set on a modern neck, did not belong to the statue; it was furnished in 1793 by Vincenzo Pacetti, who produced this reconstituted piece for the...
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