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Old July 4th, 2019, 12:43 AM   #21
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Bust of Chrysippus

Roman Copy

Greek Original: 3rd or 2nd Century BC

Style: Hellenistic

Artist: Unknown




Chrysippus is known as the second founder of Stoicism.

He supposedly died in a fit of laughter after watching a donkey eat some figs during the 143rd Olympiad.


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Apollo and Daphne

1622-1625

Style: Baroque

Artist: Gian Lorenzo Bernini



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Standing Buddha

1st-2nd Century AD

Style: Greco-Buddhist

Artist: Unknown




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FLORENCE TRIUMPHANT OVER PISA | FLORENCE

1565
Marble, height 262 cm
Location: Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence


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Old July 6th, 2019, 08:50 AM   #26
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^ Forgot to mention it was carved by Giambologna, though I'm sure it's easy to recognize.

ANTINOOS MONDRAGONE | PARIS

Description: Colossal portrait of Anrtinoos.
The eyes and the attribute on the top of the head were added on later.
The bust was inserted into a body of a different material.
Depicted people: Antinous.
Date: circa 130 AD.
Medium: marble.
COLOSSAL DIMENSIONS: H. 95 cm.

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Old July 6th, 2019, 03:46 PM   #27
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Lucius Verus

161–169 AD

Style: Mid-Imperial, Antonine

Artist: Unknown






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Old July 6th, 2019, 03:51 PM   #28
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Young Marcus Aurelius

Circa 140 AD

Style: Roman

Artist: Unknown



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Old July 8th, 2019, 04:04 AM   #29
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The realism is outstanding.
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Old July 8th, 2019, 09:04 PM   #30
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It's absolutely amazing that we can still see how these people who live 2000 years ago looked! And on that note, I thought I'd share this sculpture and rendering:

Bust of Caracalla

212 AD

Style: Roman

Artist: Unknown



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Old July 9th, 2019, 06:44 AM   #31
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Thanks for the thread! It has been very educational as I didn't know much about sculpting.
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Old July 9th, 2019, 09:49 PM   #32
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Imaginary Portrait of Sappho

Circa 340–330 BC

Style: Greek

Artist: Silanion





Sappho was an Archaic Greek poet who lived from c. 630–c. 570 BC.
She is known for her lyric poetry, written to be sung while accompanied by a lyre, and was in antiquity widely
regarded as one of the greatest poets of all time. Due to her becoming a symbol of love and desire between women,
the word "lesbian" derives from the name of her home island, Lesbos.

Very few of her poems remain, but here's a fragment I happened to come across:


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1 3-34. ' Some say that the fairest thing on the black earth is a host of horsemen, others

of foot, others of ships ; but I say that is fairest which is the object of one's desire.

And it is quite easy to make this plain to all ; for Helen observing well the beauty of men

judged the best to be that one who destroyed the whole glory of Troy, nor bethought

herself at all of child or parents dear, but through love Cypris led her astray. [Verily the

wills of mortals are easily bent when they are moved by vain thoughts.] And I now have

called to mind Anactoria, far away, whose gracious step and radiant glance I would rather

see than the chariots of the Lydians and the charge of accoutred knights. We know well

that this cannot come to pass among men . . .'



- The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, Vol 10


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Eirene Bearing Ploutos

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Greek Original: Ca. 370 BC

Artist: Cephisodotus the Elder



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I adore Sapho, unfortunately Greece became so conservative during the ages (thanks to the Orthodox church) it is now at a point where love literally became a massive taboo.
I have many friends in Athens (yes, even as a Northern Macedonian, I've learned that when you respect people and show intellectualism instead of bigotry, they respect you back, and they soon realize how much you actually love them and appreciate them, so they show the same sentiment soon after they learn how much both of our societies, and actually all of the Western Balkan societies have suffered during the Ottoman period - something we all have incommon).

Unfortunately they have shared articles where current inhabitants of Lesbos guided by the Orthodox church have made a petition to rename the island, they are ashamed by the very same lady who was once, one of their greatest, brightest minds - all because of Christianity.
The Orthodox church is full of dogma and bigotry in N. Macedonia too, although I think in Serbia it may be the absolute worst.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 10:53 AM   #35
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Wow, that's pretty insane. I really hope they stick with the old name! I suspect that if they do change it they'll regret doing so after a while.
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Old July 10th, 2019, 03:42 PM   #36
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The official name of the Orthodox Patriarch in Istanbul is: "The Utterly Cosmic Patriarch of Constantinopolis". (and by cosmic it means - ruler of all space )
I cannot be the only one having a Darth Vader sort of vibe?

Anyways, lets take them on side - not worthy of this thread, even though in Byzantium the Christians damaged ancient statues on a regular basis, mostly concerning their noses, because they thought the statues might breath thru out them and the old gods may come back to the marbles or whatever - Bizarre.

Likely the next statue was buried under the collapsed roof of the temple of Hera in ancient Olympia - so nor the Christians, nor the Ottomans could find him and destroy him.

Hermes and the infant Dionysus | Olympia museum, Greece

By Praxiteles - 4th century BC
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Artemision Bronze | The Bronze God found in the Aegean Sea | ZEUS

The Artemision Bronze is an ancient Greek sculpture
that was recovered from the sea off Cape Artemision, in northern Euboea.
It represents either Zeus or Poseidon, is slightly over lifesize at 209 cm,
and would have held either a thunderbolt, if Zeus, or a trident if Poseidon.

However, the iconography of Ancient Greek pottery portrays Poseidon wielding the trident, when in combat, in more of a stabbing motion,
while Zeus is depicted fighting with his arm raised, holding the thunderbolt overhead, in the same position as the Artemision Bronze.





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I adore Sapho, unfortunately Greece became so conservative during the ages (thanks to the Orthodox church) it is now at a point where love literally became a massive taboo.
I have many friends in Athens (yes, even as a Northern Macedonian, I've learned that when you respect people and show intellectualism instead of bigotry, they respect you back, and they soon realize how much you actually love them and appreciate them, so they show the same sentiment soon after they learn how much both of our societies, and actually all of the Western Balkan societies have suffered during the Ottoman period - something we all have incommon).

Unfortunately they have shared articles where current inhabitants of Lesbos guided by the Orthodox church have made a petition to rename the island, they are ashamed by the very same lady who was once, one of their greatest, brightest minds - all because of Christianity.
The Orthodox church is full of dogma and bigotry in N. Macedonia too, although I think in Serbia it may be the absolute worst.
I think you're generalising too much here. Yes, there are conservatives, bigots even, just like in every society, but Lesbos and in particular Skala Eressos remains an international and welcoming centre for gay travellers. Lesbians from around the world are drawn to it thanks to its connections to the legendary poet Sappho.
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Maybe you're right, it just may be my impression from seeing what's been going on in the societies of this southern peninsula up close on a daily basis, and the conservatives usually prevail (it's been that way since my childhood), quite frankly you'd rarely find liberal people in significant numbers.
Yet still, I acknowledge it may be just a skewed perception of mine.
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Statue of Hermanubis

1st-2nd Century AD

Style: Roman

Artist: Unknown



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Well, this is eerie ...

The god in question is a combination of the Greek Hermes and the Egyptian Anubis.
He was thought to guide the dead into the afterlife, and was also associated with truth and knowledge.
The serpent staff he's carrying is the Caduceus of Hermes.


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