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ancientart: Hellenistic Roman sculpture from the State Hermitage Museum, Russia.

Ancient Roman sculpture showing the young Marcus Aurelius. 139-144 AD, Capitoline Museum. #Rome #Aurelius

Ancient Roman sculpture showing the young Marcus Aurelius. "Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one" Marcus Aurelius - Meditations.

Before the Empire, the Romans produced the best portrait sculpture that the world has ever seen.  Look at this face and you feel like you know this man in all his broken humanity.

Portrait of a Roman, marble, lifesize, c. (Palazzo Torlonia, Rome): the Romans produced the best portrait sculpture that the world has ever seen. Look at this face and you feel like you know this man in all his broken humanity.

Antinous, roman sculpture. Antinous- Emperor Hadrian's boyfriend. Hadrien had him deified after his death (voluntary sacrifice?) and ordered statues commemorating his beauty made throughout the Roman empire.

The lover of Emperor Hadrian. Hadrian had him deified after his death and ordered statues commemorating his beauty made throughout the Roman empire.

"Flora," 1840 (detail). Pietro Tenerani (1798—1869). Marble. The State Hermitage…

Flora (head detail) by Pietro Tenerani, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Aurelio Amendola)

nd Roman) statues and painted them using the pigment combinations he’s found in his investigations. The results are radically different from the a

Michelangelo was Old School

Gaius Julius Ceaser played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire.

Gaius Julius Ceaser played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. Andrea di Pietro di Marco Ferrucci Date: ca.

Emperor Septimius Severus, Roman bust (marble and alabaster), 2nd-3rd century AD, (Palazzo Nuovo, Rome).

Emperor Septimius Severus, Roman bust (marble and alabaster), century AD, (Palazzo Nuovo, Rome).

Head of an Amazon. Greek marble. Roman copy after a bronze Greek original of 440—430 BCE. Inv. No. MC 1091. Rome, Capitoline Museums. (Photo by I. Sh.).

Hellas Inhabitants Of The Shiny Stone : Photo

Augustus, 63 BC-14 AD, Roman emperor

Augustus, 63 BC-14 AD, Roman emperor

Flora (Chloris), Roman statue (marble), 1st–2nd century AD, (Musei Capitolini, Rome).

Flora (Chloris), Roman statue (marble), in a toga

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike by Mahealani Palepale. Wing Victory of Samothrace, also identified as the Goddess of Victory, Nike, was discovered by Charles Champoiseau in 1863 on a small island of Samothrace. This immaculate sculpture stands at 3.28m (11 feet) and is erected of Parian marble for the figurine and Gray Lartos marble for the base in which she stands on the bow of a vessel.

Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike

marble statue

Achilles (head detail) by Innocenzo Fraccaroli Villa Reale di Milano, Italy.

Ancient Roman sculpture of Thalia, The Muse of Theatre. Marble, currently located at the Naples National Archaeological Museum.

ancientart: “ Ancient Roman sculpture of Thalia, The Muse of Theatre. Marble, currently located at the Naples National Archaeological Museum.

So-called Artemis of Gabii, design of the footwear. Marble, Roman copy of the reign of Tiberius (14-37 CE) after a Greek original traditionnally attributed to Praxiteles. Found in 1792 by Gavin Hamilton at Gabii, Italy.

Pied : So-called Artemis of Gabii, design of the footwear. Marble, Roman copy of the reign of Tiberius CE) after a Greek original traditionnally attributed to Praxiteles. Found in 1792 by Gavin Hamilton at Gabii, Italy.

Aphrodite terracotta statuette - probably from Myrina, 2nd century BCE

Terracotta statue of Aphrodite, dated to around 2 BC. The birth of Aphrodite. Aphrodite was born from Ouranos’s (the Sky) severed testicles. He had forced himself upon Gaia (the earth), but Cronos saw.

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