ANCIENT ART
MYTHOLOGY IN THE ART | Greek mythology | Calliope
Column of Trajan
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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 (right short side panel).
Marble. Rome. Ca. 250 CE.
Inv. No. Ń 22 est.
Pisa, Camposanto Monumentale.
5. PAINTING, GRAPHIC ARTS. Rome.
Calliope.
Neronian age.
Pompeii, Great Gymnasium.
6. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses.
White marble. Rome, 2rd century CE.
Rome, Church of San Crisogono.
7. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Statue of Calliope.
Marble. Roman work of the 2nd century.
Inv. No. 312.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Room of the Muses, 18.
8. 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.
9. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Nine Muses, Athena and Apollo. Detail: Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania, Clio.
Relief of the front wall of a sarcophagus.
Marble. 2nd cent. CE.
Inv. No. A 185.
Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.
10. 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.
11. SCULPTURE. Rome.
Sarcophagus of the Muses.
White marble. Rome, 180—200 CE.
Vienna, Museum of Art History.
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