Fragments of colossal horses from the quadriga of the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos, around 350 BC
Greek, around 350 BC Bodrum, modern Turkey From one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World A four-horse chariot group (quadriga) was positioned on the top of the stepped pyramid that crowned the Mausoleum. The entire group would have been about 6.5 metres in length and around 5 metres in height. These two fragments are the largest that survive. They form the head and fore-part of a horse with its original bronze bridle, and the hind-quarters probably of another horse. Charles…
L'auriga di Mozia - Motya's Charioteer I
Greek sculpture, about 460-450 BC. Marble from Greece or Turkey. This is a very rare surviving example of an original Greek victor statue. The athlete stands in a confident pose, raising his right arm probably to place or adjust a victor’s wreath on his head. The wreath would been metal, attached to the head by pins. The youth's tunic is a xystis, a long white garment traditionally worn by charioteers, which cling his body after the sweat and toil of race. (from the Museum information…
Koré de Antenor. Comentario y Análisis
Comentario y análisis de la Koré de Antenor, forma parte del grupo de Korai encontradas en la Acrópolis de Atenas. Pertenece al Periodo Arcaico
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The south porch of the Erechtheion is raised on a terrace. Instead of columns it is supported by statues of women. The folds of their clothes resemble the fluting of Parthenon columns. The maidens look directly at the Parthenon itself.
Short Story – The Celestial Goddess of Magic – IN PROGRESS
Uni has started for me, and already I am keeping up to date with all my uni work, for now. Next week I am workshopping my first piece. I have decided to write a historical fiction short story - based on a sorceress on the island of Lemnos, who is influenced by the goddess Hekate.…
Amphipolis Tomb May Belong to Alexander the Great’s Mother
A pair of caryatids--or pillars made of sculpted female figures--found at the massive Greek burial complex may hint at the identity of the tomb’s occupant.