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Greek and Roman Art
The beauty of Ancient Greek and Roman art
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6th-Nov-2011 09:31 pm - Maenad, National Museum, Athens
Courtesy of system1988


A statue of a sleeping Maenad made from Pentelic marble. It was found near the Acropolis. Presumably adorned a luxury residence. The Maenad is asleep, lying on a panther skin, spread on a rocky surface. The type is known as the reclining Hermaphrodite. Time of the emperor Hadrian (117- 138 AD) - National Museum of Athens.

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17th-Apr-2011 09:48 pm - Clytie

The nymph Clytie, turned into a sunflower by the god Helios.  Roman, c 50 AD, found in Naples.
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