ANCIENT ART
MYTHOLOGY IN THE ART | Greek mythology | Polyhymnia
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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 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.
5. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Statue of a Muse (Polyhymnia?).
Parian marble. 2nd cent. BCE.
Inv. No. 2135.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Museum Montemartini (Centrale Montemartini), III. 17.
6. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Statue of a Muse (Polyhymnia?).
Parian marble. 2nd cent. BCE.
Inv. No. 2135.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Museum Montemartini (Centrale Montemartini), III. 17.
7. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Statue of a Muse (Polyhymnia?).
Parian marble. 2nd cent. BCE.
Inv. No. 2135.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Museum Montemartini (Centrale Montemartini), III. 17.
8. SCULPTURE. Greece.
Statue of a Muse (Polyhymnia?).
Parian marble. 2nd cent. BCE.
Inv. No. 2135.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Museum Montemartini (Centrale Montemartini), III. 17.
9. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses.
White marble. Rome, 2rd century CE.
Rome, Church of San Crisogono.
10. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Statue of Polyhymnia.
Marble. Roman work of the 2nd century.
Inv. No. 287.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, 50.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Polyhymnia.
Marble. Roman work of the 2nd century from a Greek model of the mid-4th century BCE.
Inv. No. A. 381.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
14. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Polyhymnia. Detail.
Marble. Roman work of the 2nd century from a Greek model.
Inv. No. A 381.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
15. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses.
White marble. Rome, 180200 CE.
Vienna, Museum of Art History.
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