Roman and Greek Art

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 e-books" created
17/05/13 - Online database of Ancient Art added into Ancient World Resources page
17/06/14 - Online catalogue of Archaeological Museum of Delphi added to "Ancient World Resources Page"
28/06/14- Strabo´s book Geography added to e-books subpage

MY OTHER BLOGS:
Ancient Rome Architecture
Medieval Europe in Pics
Ancient Greece - Buildings
Art G4llery
History In Pics
Gatticat
Zillion Wonders of the World

FOLLOWING: This is a secondary blog so I can't follow you back under this name even I would like to. I follow though a lots of blogs and i've tried to record their URL:s into my "I follow" pages. (this page / one of the above mentioned)

greek-museums:

Archaeological Museum of the Stoa of Attalos:

Perfume bottle in the shape of a kneeling athlete fastening a ribbon around his head- a symbol of victory. (c. 540 B.C)

ancientpeoples:

Lekythos

c.500 BC

Attic

(Source: The British Museum)

(via aquilasaurus)

mini-girlz:

A GREEK MARBLE FEMALE DANCER 
HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C. 
Advancing with her left leg crossing in front of her right, wearing a diaphanous chiton that has slipped off both shoulders and onto her upper arms, the thin fabric clinging to her upper torso, revealing the form of her body beneath, including a slight depression at the navel, her voluminous mantle wrapped diagonally across her torso and over her lowered left arm and shoulder, her right arm lowered, clutching a fold in each hand, the twisting forward motion of her body causing the drapery to billow out to the sides, especially to her left, her downward-angled shod foot visible beneath the hem, her head tilted forward and to her right, her long wavy hair pulled up into a top-knot, the underside roughly finished and tapering into an inverted pyramidal tenon for insertion into a base
14¼ in. (36.1 cm.) high 
via > christies.com

mini-girlz:

A GREEK MARBLE FEMALE DANCER 


HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C. 


Advancing with her left leg crossing in front of her right, wearing a diaphanous chiton that has slipped off both shoulders and onto her upper arms, the thin fabric clinging to her upper torso, revealing the form of her body beneath, including a slight depression at the navel, her voluminous mantle wrapped diagonally across her torso and over her lowered left arm and shoulder, her right arm lowered, clutching a fold in each hand, the twisting forward motion of her body causing the drapery to billow out to the sides, especially to her left, her downward-angled shod foot visible beneath the hem, her head tilted forward and to her right, her long wavy hair pulled up into a top-knot, the underside roughly finished and tapering into an inverted pyramidal tenon for insertion into a base

14¼ in. (36.1 cm.) high 

via > christies.com

hismarmorealcalm:

Statues at Archaeological Museum of Piraeus

via greek-museums

greek-museums:

Archaeological Museum of Piraeus:

This is a terracota figurine retrieved from a grave in Tavros. It resembles an Eros, but it has its head covered with the shroud of a married woman and holds a rooster, which makes it ambiguous .It has a mourning expression similarly to a woman’s. (early hellenistic)

ancientart:

Etruscan cinerary urn dating to the late 6th century BCE.

Courtesy of & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Anne-Marie Bouché.

(via 1-plus-1-equals-one)

Doves of Galla Pacidia Mausoleum.   5th century AD

By anonimus [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

hellenismo:

Ὀγδόη Φθίνοντος/ Ὀγδόη μετ’εἰκάδας, XXIII day
From today’s sunset: twenty-third day of Metageitnion.
Since for today there are no other religious prescriptions, apart from the daily ones, we honor Selene in Her sacred day.

(Mosaic of Selene and Endymion - from the iberian city of Castulo)

24 August 79  - Mt. Vesuvius erupts

yourenergeia:

The dieties Hypnos and Thanatos carry the body of Sarpedon away. Hermes watches. Sarpedon was a son of Zeus. He fell defending Troy from the Akhaians.

yourenergeia:

The dieties Hypnos and Thanatos carry the body of Sarpedon away. Hermes watches. 

Sarpedon was a son of Zeus. He fell defending Troy from the Akhaians.

(via originalitynotrequired)