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artpedia:

Ara Pacis Augustae (Altar of Augustan Peace), July 4, 13 B.C.E. Marble. Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Rome

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tanaquil:

A CLASSICIST SHARES CLASSICS

APOLLO, LIGHT OF THE SUN
FUN FACT: Have you ever noticed how Apollo is, very much more often than not, unsuccessful in his love conquests? Many classicists believe that this is because Apollo, who is portrayed as an unbearded young man, is still a youth and, as such, is not considered mature enough for the “dominant”, pursuing, position in a romantic relationship (contrast him with Zeus, who is almost always successful). Hence, his failures that result in his loves being transformed into lesser creatures.

(inspired by facina-oris)

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mini-girlz:

A GREEK MARBLE TORSO OF APHRODITE 
ALEXANDRIA, HELLENISTIC PERIOD
CIRCA 3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C. 
The goddess depicted nude bending forward, with weight on her right leg, her right arm stretched towards her raised left foot to adjust her sandal
13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high 
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mini-girlz:

A GREEK MARBLE TORSO OF APHRODITE 

ALEXANDRIA, HELLENISTIC PERIOD

CIRCA 3RD-1ST CENTURY B.C. 

The goddess depicted nude bending forward, with weight on her right leg, her right arm stretched towards her raised left foot to adjust her sandal

13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high 

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ancientart:

Roman wall paintings from an imperial villa at Boscotrecase.

The first shows a landscape on a black background, and the second, supports with entablature also on a black background. Both are frescos and date to the last decade of the 1st century BCE.

The details of these frescos are a bit hard to see but definitely worth checking out (especially the second one). You can do this here for the first fresco, and here for the second.

Courtesy & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections. Accession Numbers: 20.192.10 & 20.192.5.

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