Ganymede and the Eagle. Marble. Roman copy of the 2nd cent. CE after a Greek original from the Praxiteles school, 3rd century BCE. Inv. No. A 950. Saint-Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum. (Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy).
Severan-period woman: Julia Maesa? Limestone portrait of a woman from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum); Max von Oppenheim Foundation: L-51-2. Third century. From Babyke-Hieropolis (Membidijo) Syria. Perhaps an image of Julia Maesa.
Nymph with a shell ( Nymphe a la coquille ) a 1st century marble statue from Italy which was part of the Borghese collection . Louvre Museum, Paris Cat No MR 309. <br /> The Nymph with a shell statue was much admired in the 17th century and influenced such art its as Velasquez. The statue symbolises a carefree childhood and the fact that terracotta versions have been found in tombs suggests that the statue was associated with the injustice of death or of a rebirth.