ANCIENT ART
MYTHOLOGY IN THE ART | Greek mythology | Melpomene
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1. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Nine Muses, Athena and Apollo.
Frontal view of a sarcophagus with lid.
White Thasos marble. Mid-2nd cent. CE.
Sarcophagus: L. 174.5 cm; H. 44 cm; B. 61 cm; wall thickness ca. 8 cm.
Lid: L. 177 cm; B. 61 cm; H., max 19 cm; H., frieze 18 cm.
Inv. No. SBAO 59954 and 59955.
Ostia, Archaeological Museum.
2. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses (front panel).
Marble. Rome. First half of the 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. MR 880 (Ma 475).
Paris, Louvre Museum.
3. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses.
Marble. Rome. First half of the 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. MR 880 (Ma 475).
Paris, Louvre Museum.
4. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with representation of the dead married couple and the Muses in arches (close-up of the front relief).
Marble. Rome. Ca. 250 CE.
Inv. No. Ń 22 est.
Pisa, Camposanto Monumentale.
5. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with representation of the dead married couple and the Muses in arches (front panel).
Marble. Rome. Ca. 250 CE.
Inv. No. Ń 22 est.
Pisa, Camposanto Monumentale.
6. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses (known as the sarcophagus of pope Anacletus II) with a lid from a different sarcophagus .
Marble. The 3rd — beginning of the 4th cent. CE.
Rome, Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, cloister.
7. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses.
White marble. Rome, 2rd century CE.
Rome, Church of San Crisogono.
8. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Statue of Melpomene.
Marble. Roman work of the 2nd century.
Inv. No. 299.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, 63.
9. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Nine Muses, Athena and Apollo.
Relief of the front wall of a sarcophagus.
White fine-grained marble. 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. A 185.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
10. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Nine Muses, Athena and Apollo. Detail: Polyhymnia, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Erato.
Relief of the front wall of a sarcophagus.
Marble. 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. A 185.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
11. MOSAIC. Northern Africa.
Vergil holding the scroll with text of “Aeneid” seated between the muses of history (Clio) and tragedy (Melpomene).
Mosaic. 3rd century.
123 × 122 cm.
Tunis, The National Museum of Bardo.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses.
White marble. Rome, 180—200 CE.
Vienna, Museum of Art History.
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