Gorgeous Greeks and their Honey Glazed Shrimp
530 BCE black figure Panathenaic amphora, MMA The 5 Star Makeover group is convening once more and the topic is Greek Meze . Since...
Head of Ares - after Greek original by Alkamenes 420 B.C, at the State Hermitage Museum, Saint-PetersburgAres[Mercury to the Romans] wearing the helmet with feathers [also on his ankles] that represent his celestial power as a messenger from Zeus. The swirl is symbolic of eternal life.
Statue of Juno Sospita. Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Round Room, 19 (Roma, Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio-Clementino, Sala rotonda)
Marble. 2nd century.
Head of an Amazon. Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Halls of the Horti of Maecenas (Roma, Musei capitolini, Palazzo dei Conservatori)
Greek marble. Roman copy after a bronze Greek original of 440—430 BCE.
Statue of Zeus, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. This is a Roman copy of the statue created by Phidias for the Temple of Zeus at Olympia. It was discovered in the excavations at Domitian’s villa near Lake Albano. It is made of marble, gilded wood, and stucco. It is 3.5m in height, and weighs around 16 tons.