ANCIENT ART
MYTHOLOGY IN THE ART | Greek mythology | Griffins
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1. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Nero. Detail.
Marble. 54—68 CE.
Inv. No. 506 T (Cat. Mendel 584).
Istanbul, Archaeological Museum.
2. 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.
3. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus with central gates, strigillated ornamentation and full-length portraits of the deceased (side panel).
Marble.
H. 1.00 m; L. 2.14 m; B. 1.06 m.
210-220 CE.
Inv. A 8 est.
Pisa, Camposanto Monumentale.
4. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS. Rome.
Architectural decoration with a griffin.
Fresco from the House of the Trojan Sacellum.
Second style. Ca. 80—20 BCE.
Pompeii, The House of the Trojan Sacellum, I, 6, 4.
5. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS. Rome.
Architectural decoration with a griffin.
Fresco from the House of the Trojan Sacellum.
Second style. Ca. 80—20 BCE.
Pompeii, The House of the Trojan Sacellum, I, 6, 4.
6. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses.
White marble. Rome, 2rd century CE.
Rome, Church of San Crisogono.
7. SCULPTURE. Rome.
A sarcophagus of a child with vintage scenes.
Luni (Carrara) marble. 2nd century CE.
Rome, National Museum of Palazzo Venezia.
8. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Griffin.
Fragment of a frieze.
Luni marble. 2nd century CE.
Rome, Roman National Museum, Baths of Diocletian.
9. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS. Etruria.
Detail of frieze with animals.
2nd—1st centuries BCE.
From Vulci, François Tomb.
Rome, Torlonia Museum.
10. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of a child.
Marble. Mid-3rd cent. CE.
Inv. Nos. 1303 (lid), 1304 (box).
Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, VII. 21.
11. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Statue of a general in armour (close-up).
Marble. Age of Nero (54—68 CE).
Inv. No. 9948.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Gregorian Profane Museum.
12. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Statue of a general in armour.
Marble. Age of Nero (54—68 CE).
Inv. No. 9948.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Gregorian Profane Museum.
13. 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.
14. SCULPTURE. Southern Italy.
Sarcophagus with flying nikas (side panel).
Marble. Second half of the 2nd cent. CE.
Salerno, Cathedral.
15. SCULPTURE. Etruria.
Etruscan cinerary urn.
2nd—1st century BCE.
Verona, Museum-Lapidarium of Maffei.
16. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Apotheosis of Lucius Verus (detail).
Scene from a cycle “Apotheosis” of the Parthian frieze from Ephesos.
Dolomitic marble from Thasos. After 169 (166?) CE.
Inv. No. I 867.
Vienna, Ephesos Museum.
17. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Apotheosis of Lucius Verus (detail).
Scene from a cycle “Apotheosis” of the Parthian frieze from Ephesos.
Dolomitic marble from Thasos. After 169 (166?) CE.
Inv. No. I 867.
Vienna, Ephesos Museum.
18. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Apotheosis of Lucius Verus.
Scene from a cycle “Apotheosis” of the Parthian frieze from Ephesos.
Dolomitic marble from Thasos. After 169 (166?) CE.
Inv. No. I 867.
Vienna, Ephesos Museum.
19. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses.
White marble. Rome, 180—200 CE.
Vienna, Museum of Art History.
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