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BLOG THEME: Pics of sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, and other works of art from the ancient Rome and Greece. Also occasional artworks from other cultures if I find them interesting. There will also be links to ancient books/texts, databases and news relating to ancient Rome/Greece. Some of the pics are taken by me but there will be also a lots of reblogging.

NEW:
20/03/13 - A tag page added
20/03/13 - Heiden National Museum of Antquities added into links page. A magnificent site.
03/04/13 - A new page "translated books" added
17/05/13 - Online database of Ancient Art added into links page

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Crismon -a detail from  Roman sarcophagus, 4th century AD

Crismon -a detail from  Roman sarcophagus, 4th century AD

(Source: lineaserpentinata.blogspot.fi)

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#ancient  #art  #early christian  #Roman  #sarcophagus  #detail  #Crismon  #relief 
mythologer:

Aphrodite Anadyomene, Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd-1st century BC

mythologer:

Aphrodite Anadyomene, Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd-1st century BC

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— 3 hours ago with 50 notes
#ancient  #art  #Greek  #statue  #marble  #Hellenistic  #goddess  #Aphrodite 
artofthedarkages:

“The Charioteer Papyrus”
A fragment from a manuscript containing a classical work of literature, perhaps the Iliad. The illustration on the fragment depicts six charioteers in red and green tunics standing in front of a yellow hippodrome. Probably an illustration of Patroclus’ funerary chariot race. Some Coptic text is visible at the top.
Ink and pigment on papyrus.
Made in the 5th century in Egypt, part of an illustrated codex. Excavated from a pile of 5th century garbage at Antinoe in 1914 by papyrologist John Johnson Monins. Currently held at the Egypt Exploration Society in London.

artofthedarkages:

The Charioteer Papyrus

A fragment from a manuscript containing a classical work of literature, perhaps the Iliad. The illustration on the fragment depicts six charioteers in red and green tunics standing in front of a yellow hippodrome. Probably an illustration of Patroclus’ funerary chariot race. Some Coptic text is visible at the top.

Ink and pigment on papyrus.

Made in the 5th century in Egypt, part of an illustrated codex. Excavated from a pile of 5th century garbage at Antinoe in 1914 by papyrologist John Johnson Monins. Currently held at the Egypt Exploration Society in London.

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— 19 hours ago with 87 notes
uncuartopropio:

      Olpe protocorintio de estilo orientalizante con animales y esfinges,
      ca.640-630 a.C
      (elegida por María M. Bautista)

uncuartopropio:

      Olpe protocorintio de estilo orientalizante con animales y esfinges,

      ca.640-630 a.C

      (elegida por María M. Bautista)

— 22 hours ago with 11 notes
overnight-shipping:

camerapits:

noobtheloser:

quotes-n-hoes:

This is an ancient Roman amulet for luck. Yes those are flying penises.

Also of note, the Roman god of marriage, Mutunus Tutunus, whose name is derived from two Latin slang words for penis. His name is essentially Dick Wiener. If you have ever wondered just how much like us the Romans were, read the etymology section.



Cough, erm … well, not too surprising actually given other weird Roman works of art. These were found from England I think

overnight-shipping:

camerapits:

noobtheloser:

quotes-n-hoes:

This is an ancient Roman amulet for luck. Yes those are flying penises.

Also of note, the Roman god of marriage, Mutunus Tutunus, whose name is derived from two Latin slang words for penis. His name is essentially Dick Wiener. If you have ever wondered just how much like us the Romans were, read the etymology section.

Cough, erm … well, not too surprising actually given other weird Roman works of art. These were found from England I think

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— 1 day ago with 49515 notes
#ancient  #art  #Roman  #lucky charm  #phallos 

athens-archaeological-museum:

An african juggler working at banquets standind on a disk-shaped base. The figure wears a loincloth and flower garlands on his head and around his neck. He would have juggled with small spheres. From a workshop in Alexandria, Egypt (200-150 B.C). Found in Ampelokipoi, Attica.

— 1 day ago with 16 notes
#ancient  #art  #Greek  #Hellenistic  #Egypt 
history-of-italy:

Praetorians of Augustus, 1st century AD, depicted in a marble bas-relief.
The Praetorian Guard (Latin: Praetoriani) was a force of bodyguards used by Roman Emperors. The title was already used during the Roman Republic for the guards of Roman generals, at least since the rise to prominence of the Scipio family around 275 BC. The Guard was dissolved by Emperor Constantine I in the 4th century.

history-of-italy:

Praetorians of Augustus, 1st century AD, depicted in a marble bas-relief.
The Praetorian Guard (Latin: Praetoriani) was a force of bodyguards used by Roman Emperors. The title was already used during the Roman Republic for the guards of Roman generals, at least since the rise to prominence of the Scipio family around 275 BC. The Guard was dissolved by Emperor Constantine I in the 4th century.

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— 1 day ago with 201 notes
#ancient  #art  #Roman  #relief  #Praetorians  #Roman army 
peashooter85:

Ancient Rome and Ancient China,
A 1,700 year old piece of Roman glassware found in a Jin Dynasty (317AD - 420AD) tomb located in Anhui Province, China.

peashooter85:

Ancient Rome and Ancient China,

A 1,700 year old piece of Roman glassware found in a Jin Dynasty (317AD - 420AD) tomb located in Anhui Province, China.

image

(Source: antiquities.blogs.com, via leradr)

— 1 day ago with 109 notes
#ancient  #art  #Roman  #glassware  #Rome-China trade 
ancientpeoples:

Marble statue of an owl
Owls had a bad reputation because these birds are active in the night and people were afraid of them. Because these animals were associated with graveyards, they were connected with the souls of the dead. Also because of its excellent sight at night, it was thought to be able to predict  the future. 
The inscription is greek but the bird is standing in what seems to be an Egyptian posture. Under one of its claws lies a dead mouse. 
Roman
Early roman empire, 0 - 100 AD
Source: Leiden Museum of Antiquities 

ancientpeoples:

Marble statue of an owl

Owls had a bad reputation because these birds are active in the night and people were afraid of them. Because these animals were associated with graveyards, they were connected with the souls of the dead. Also because of its excellent sight at night, it was thought to be able to predict  the future. 

The inscription is greek but the bird is standing in what seems to be an Egyptian posture. Under one of its claws lies a dead mouse. 

Roman

Early roman empire, 0 - 100 AD

Source: Leiden Museum of Antiquities 

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— 1 day ago with 279 notes
#ancient  #art  #Roman  #sculpture  #statue  #animal