Author: Dido of Carthage

lionofchaeronea: The Abduction of Europa, Rem…

lionofchaeronea:

The Abduction of Europa, Rembrandt, 1632

Happy birthday to Rembrandt van Rijn, born on this date in 1606.

flyse: Proculeius Preventing Cleopatra from…

flyse:

Proculeius Preventing Cleopatra from Stabbing Herself, Joannes Echarius Carolus Alberti (Dutch, 1777–1843), 1810

Oil on canvas

theancientwayoflife: ~ Ram’s Head Cup. Place …

theancientwayoflife:

~ Ram’s Head Cup.
Place of origin: Eastern Mediterranean, Greek
Date: ca. 350-300 B.C.
Medium: Ceramic with red pigment

centuriespast: John William Waterhouse, R.A. …

centuriespast:

John William Waterhouse, R.A. (1849-1917)
Flora
signed ‘J.W.Waterhouse’ (lower left)
black chalk on buff paper

Christie’s

flyse: The Death of Epaminondas, Isaac Walr…

flyse:

The Death of Epaminondas, Isaac Walraven (Dutch, 1686–1765), 1726

Oil on panel

centuriespast: Sir Edward John Poynter, Bt., …

centuriespast:

Sir Edward John Poynter, Bt., P.R.A., R.W.S. (1826-1919)
Head study for ‘The Cave of the Storm Nymphs’
dated ‘Aug 10. 91’ (lower right)
black and white chalk on buff paper

Christie’s

detailsofpaintings: Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Spr…

detailsofpaintings:

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Spring (details)

1894

honorthegods: Villa Adriana by Roberto Veroli…

honorthegods:

Villa Adriana by Roberto Verolini.

The statue of Ares in this photograph is a plaster replica of a Roman copy of a Greek original. The Roman copy is stored in the museum at the Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Rome.  

lionofchaeronea: Ancient Greek kyathos (wine-…

lionofchaeronea:

Ancient Greek kyathos (wine-ladle) depicting a Dionysiac procession with dancing maenads and satyrs.  The inscription above names the potter as Nikosthenes.  Attributed to the N Painter; ca. 530 BCE.  Now in the National Gallery Prague – 

Kinský Palace.  Photo credit: Zde/Wikimedia Commons.

historyfilia: German archaeological expeditio…

historyfilia:

German archaeological expedition on the east side of the Zeus temple in Olympia,
1875/1876