and what happens, brave gannicus, when presented with circumstance you cannot laugh or fight your way clear of? well, I may have to fuck my way clear of it.
Columns of The Temple of Augustus in Barcino (Barcelona).
Roman temple built during the Imperial period.
Erecthion,Acropolis of Athens.-Greece
La família de Niobe castigada per Apol·lo i Diana. Teodor Mur. 1807
Eneas i Sibil·la de Cumes visiten l’Estix. Antoni Solà. 1801
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Nemea:
From the photographic exhibition of the museum’s numismatic collection:
- Silver tetradrachm from Athens (5th century B.C), with a protome of the goddess Athena and an owl with an olive branch on the reverse by the inscription (ΑΘΕ)
- Bronze coin of Kleonai (1/12 obol) from the last third of 4th century B.C. It features the head of Herakles wearing the skin of the Nemean lion and a wreath of wild celery on the reverse with the inscription “ΚΛΕΩ”
- Silver coin with Alexander the great in the guise of Herakles. At the back there is a depiction of the statue of Zeus in Olympia. It seems that references on coins to Nemea and Olympia were part of the Macedonian panhellenic policy.
- Silver coin of Aegina (500-480 B.C). The massive Aeginetan “turtles” with the “incuse” (mark of the striking tool) on the reverse were well known in the antiquity and well represented in Nemea.
- Silver coin of Sicyon from the last third of the 4th century B.C. The coin features the very characteristic dove of Sicyon on both sides.
- Silver coin of Corinth (525-510 B.C) featuring the front of Pegasus. On the reverse the “incuse” (the tool striking the coin into the obverse die) can be seen.
- Silver coin of Arkadia from the second half of the 5th century B.C. It features the olympian statue of Zeus on one side and the bead of Artemis on the reverse surrounded by the inscription “of the Arkadians”
- Silver coin of Argos (late 4th century B.C). This is a typical example from this period with the wolf’s head and an Alpha.
Gold death mask of Psusennes I
1047 – 1001 BCE
Discovered in 1940 by Pierre Montet
Terracotta Lekythos (Oil flask)
This is the earliest and most complete known representation of an Attic wedding. The bridal couple with the best man behind them sit in a cart drawn by two donkeys. A mule cart with four guests follows. Other members of the procession are on foot. The woman in the lead holds two torches, indicating that the scene takes place at night. The procession heads toward the bridegroom’s house where a woman, probably the mother of the groom, awaits. The architecture of the house is carefully indicated; the white columns of the porch may be painted wood.
(Source: The Met Museum)
"What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?"
300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Une des Corés de l’Acropole
(One of the Korai from the Acropolis)
The Torture of Prometheus, by Gioacchino Assereto (1600-1649)
Marble bust of a man
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian, Mid-1st century A.D
Photographs 1-4: details from Corinth including polychrome terracotta temple decorations.
Photographs 5-8: details from Aegina, including polychrome architectural pieces from the interior of the older temple.
By increasing the contrast, saturation, and vibrancy of certain photographs, the originally bright colours of the temples can be highlighted in contrast to their now dull brown patina.