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12 hours ago
I never posted very many pictures from this trip but this was one of my favorite pieces from the exhibit. The stresses of grad school make it easy to forget why you went in the first place, but moments like this remind you ❤️
1 day ago
Wondering around at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, Egypt!
3 days ago
This statue group depicts Aphrodite, goddess of love, romance and beauty, dealing with the unwanted advances of Pan, god of shepherds, known for being a promiscuous cad, while Eros, son of Aphrodite (Cupid to the Romans), attempts to intervene. Aphrodite appears serene and is seemingly unperturbed as she prepares to swat her harasser with her sandal.
Pan's phallus was broken off at some point but in Greek and Roman sculpture he is frequently shown in a state of excitement and this was likely the case here.
Although the subject matter might make an uncomfortable sight to the modern viewer, it likely would have been considered humorous to the Ancient Greeks. It was on public display at the Hall of the Guild of the Poseidoniasts at Delos and probably dates to the 2nd century BC.
It was discovered during an excavation in 1904 and is now on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
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5 days ago
La chica que razona.
1 week ago
Quelle était l'influence des femmes, il y a 90 000 ans ? C'est fascinant de penser que ces #badasswomen en sont les plus anciens témoignages 💪🏼💪🏼 et de voir quel bordel elles ont provoqué en Histoire de l'art pour justifier leur rôle/fonction. 🤔 #nobarbiedollshere
Highly regarded by archeologists and celebrated by ceramicists, these Venus sculptures have been found across Eurasia, made of stones, bones & the earliest examples of fired clay. 🙌🏼👁️👁️ We can never truly know origin of these objects. However, we have no reasons to assume that people 20 + thousands of years ago would have organized their lives and labor around a Eurocentric, Patriarchal Gender Binary.
#talisman #sacredfeminine #sacredobject #motherearth #ancestors #repost @potsinaction **Venus of Willendorf - Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria ** @discover.magazine article, highlighting the work of archeologists like Dr. Margaret Conkey & Dr. Olga Soffer. **PIAlabor guest host @haak
1 week ago
This Giant Monolith of Tiwanaku was discovered in 1932 by Wendell C.Bennett 🗿 Historically it was relocated to the city of La Paz where it remained for 69 years before returning to its rightful home of Tiwanaku 🇧🇴 #wildbolivianadventures
1 week ago
”Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
2 weeks ago
Cavalli alati di Tarquinia - Tempio di Tarquinia, detto "Ara della Regina"
3 weeks ago
Ludovisi Apollo in marble from last summer’s #rodinexhibition🏺🎶 100—200CE Roman copy of original Greek, 350–325BCE
3 weeks ago
A pair of giant statues made of stone that are located in the Theban Necropolis in Luxor, Upper Egypt. The statues were made during the 14th century BC, during the period in ancient Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. The best-known legend about the Colossi of Memnon is that of the ‘Vocal Memnon’, in which one of the statues was reputed to ‘sing’ every morning at dawn.
The Colossi of Memnon were built during the reign of Amenhotep III, a pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty who ruled Egypt during the 14th century BC. The statues, which are each about 20 meters (65.62 ft.) in height, are made of quartzite sandstone. The stone is thought to have been quarried either from El-Gabal el-Ahmar (near Cairo) or from Gebel el-Silsileh (near Aswan), and then transported by land to Luxor. The statues depict Amenhotep III in a seated position, with their hands resting on their knees, and their faces facing the Nile in the east.
It’s said the original function of the colossi was to serve as guardians at the entrance of the pharaoh’s mortuary temple. When it was completed, this temple complex was one of the largest and most luxurious in the land. Today, however, little is left of the mortuary temple, and its foundations were gradually damaged by the annual flooding of the Nile, which led to the temple being demolished, and its stone blocks re-used for other structures. The colossi were spared this fate, though they too suffered much damage over the millennia.
The name ‘Memnon’ towards the end of the 1st century BC. Memnon was a hero who lived during the time of the Trojan War. As the King of Ethiopia, Memnon led his soldiers to Troy, where they fought against the Greeks on the side of the Trojans. He was eventually slain by Achilles. According to legend, Memnon was the son of Eos, the goddess of dawn. On learning of her son’s death, Eos wept, which is said to form the morning dew.
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