• 1st -2nd century AD gold death mask from the Roman levant.  Jerusalem, Israel. British Museum no 139535
  • 1st -2nd century AD gold death mask from the Roman levant.  Jerusalem, Israel. British Museum no 139535
  • 1st -2nd century AD gold death mask from the Roman levant.  Jerusalem, Israel. British Museum no 139535
  • 1st -2nd century AD gold death mask from the Roman levant.  Jerusalem, Israel. British Museum no 139535
  • 1st -2nd century AD gold death mask from the Roman levant.  Jerusalem, Israel. British Museum no 139535
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 254 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 254 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 254 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 254 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 254 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC. Cat No 253 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave Circle A, Mycenae. 16th Century BC. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold . 16th century BC.  Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask Known as the "mask of Agamemnon"  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold & shows a man with a beard. 16th century BC. Cat No 624 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Gold Death Mask  from Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae. The mask is made of a thin sheet of beaten gold and is the only mask from grave circle A with eyes open. 16th century BC. Cat No 259 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The Mural opens on its left with a skeleton on the throne, bearing a sceptre and the crown and playing a bagpipe. These skeletons are playing the music which is the backdrop to “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra ) and suggests that they are playing with our fate on earth. <br />
<br />
The mural continues for another 21 meters with a long procession with 40 figures. To the right of the skeletons playing music is a depiction of the crucification. Christ is depicted on the cross with an arrow in him that has been fired by a skeleton with a bow. This suggests that because Christ was a man he suffered the fate of death as we all will. After Christ is a Pope also pierced by a spear, as are all the human figures in the mural. Next to the pope is a cardinal, a cleric and a monk all of whom have succumbed to the arrows of the skeletons. This tableau is a reminder to the hierarchy of the church that even they are not immune from death. The procession continues with a depiction of a king then nobility followed by knights and soldiers and a beggar man with no legs. Between each figure are skeletons holding bows and arrows, banners with writings on them or a shovel to dig a grave. After the beggar mad there are figures of women ending with a small skeleton and a cherub. To the far right a skeleton on a horse is riding into the procession holding a bow and arrow ready to far. To procession ends with the Angel Gabriel and the devil discussing the fates of the those in the procession as to whether they go to Heaven or to Purgatory and Hell.
  • Crucifiction fresco on the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, part of its mural painting “the Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The mural continues for another 21 meters with a long procession with 40 figures.<br />
<br />
The Mural opens on its left with a skeleton on the throne, bearing a sceptre and the crown and playing a bagpipe. These skeletons are playing the music which is the backdrop to “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra ) and suggests that they are playing with our fate on earth.<br />
<br />
 To the right of the skeletons playing music is a depiction of the crucification. Christ is depicted on the cross with an arrow in him that has been fired by a skeleton with a bow. This suggests that because Christ was a man he suffered the fate of death as we all will.<br />
After Christ is a Pope also pierced by a spear, as are all the human figures in the mural.
  • Crucifiction fresco on the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, part of its mural painting “the Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The mural continues for another 21 meters with a long procession with 40 figures. The Mural opens on its left with a skeleton on the throne, bearing a sceptre and the crown and playing a bagpipe. These skeletons are playing the music which is the backdrop to “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra ) and suggests that they are playing with our fate on earth.<br />
<br />
 To the right of the skeletons playing music is a depiction of the crucification. Christ is depicted on the cross with an arrow in him that has been fired by a skeleton with a bow. This suggests that because Christ was a man he suffered the fate of death as we all will.
  • Crucifiction fresco on the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, part of its mural painting “the Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The mural continues for another 21 meters with a long procession with 40 figures. The Mural opens on its left with a skeleton on the throne, bearing a sceptre and the crown and playing a bagpipe. These skeletons are playing the music which is the backdrop to “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra ) and suggests that they are playing with our fate on earth.<br />
<br />
 To the right of the skeletons playing music is a depiction of the crucification. Christ is depicted on the cross with an arrow in him that has been fired by a skeleton with a bow. This suggests that because Christ was a man he suffered the fate of death as we all will.
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The mural continues for another 21 meters with a long procession with 40 figures. The Mural opens on its left with a skeleton on the throne, bearing a sceptre and the crown and playing a bagpipe. These skeletons are playing the music which is the backdrop to “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra ) and suggests that they are playing with our fate on earth.<br />
<br />
 To the right of the skeletons playing music is a depiction of the crucification. Christ is depicted on the cross with an arrow in him that has been fired by a skeleton with a bow. This suggests that because Christ was a man he suffered the fate of death as we all will.
  • Crucifiction fresco on the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, part of its mural painting “the Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The mural continues for another 21 meters with a long procession with 40 figures.<br />
<br />
 To the right of the skeletons playing music is a depiction of the crucification. Christ is depicted on the cross with an arrow in him that has been fired by a skeleton with a bow. This suggests that because Christ was a man he suffered the fate of death as we all will.<br />
After Christ is a Pope also pierced by a spear, as are all the human figures in the mural.
  • Crucifiction fresco on the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, part of its mural painting “the Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The mural continues for another 21 meters with a long procession with 40 figures.<br />
<br />
 To the right of the skeletons playing music is a depiction of the crucification. Christ is depicted on the cross with an arrow in him that has been fired by a skeleton with a bow. This suggests that because Christ was a man he suffered the fate of death as we all will.<br />
After Christ is a Pope also pierced by a spear, as are all the human figures in the mural.
  • Crucifiction fresco on the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, part of its mural painting “the Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The mural continues for another 21 meters with a long procession with 40 figures. To the right of the skeletons playing music is a depiction of the crucification. Christ is depicted on the cross with an arrow in him that has been fired by a skeleton with a bow. This suggests that because Christ was a man he suffered the fate of death as we all will.
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
Next to the pope is a cardinal, a cleric and a monk all of whom have succumbed to the arrows of the skeletons. This tableau is a reminder to the hierarchy of the church that even they are not immune from death.
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The mural continues for another 21 meters with a long procession with 40 figures. The Mural opens on its left with a skeleton on the throne, bearing a sceptre and the crown and playing a bagpipe. These skeletons are playing the music which is the backdrop to “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra ) and suggests that they are playing with our fate on earth.
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra)  painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The Mural depicts the living who have been pierced with arrows from skeletons waiting to see if they will go to heaven or to Purgatory of Hell
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy<br />
<br />
The Mural depicts the living who have been pierced with arrows from skeletons waiting to see if they will go to heaven or to Purgatory of Hell
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy,<br />
<br />
An archbishop pierced with an arrow from the skeletons that are either side of him and represent dead.
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
Nobility, Knights and a beggar pierced with an arrow from the skeletons that are either side of him and represent dead.
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra)  painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
Noble Women pierced with an arrow from the skeletons that are either side of him and represent dead.
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra)  painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra)  painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” ( Danza macabra)  painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Crucifiction fresco on the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, part of its mural painting “the Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
The procession continues with a depiction of a king then nobility followed by knights and soldiers and a beggar man with no legs. Between each figure are skeletons holding bows and arrows, banners with writings on them or a shovel to dig a grave.
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy.<br />
<br />
Nobility, Knights and a beggar pierced with an arrow from the skeletons that are either side of him and represent dead.
  • Exterior of the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Crucifiction fresco on the Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, part of its mural painting “the Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • The Church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo and its fresco paintings “Dance of Death” painted by Simone Baschenis of Averaria in1539, Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Fresco of Jesus Christ and the Cross on the church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Fresco of San Vigilio on the church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Fresco of San Vigilio on the church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Fresco of San Vigilio on the church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals of Madonna with Child attributed to Antonio Baschenis (C. 1474 -1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Crucifiction painted by the  Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious mural of Saint Antonio Abate an a throne above with the canonical symbols of a bell and piglet, above the main portal, Sined by Cristoforo I Baschenis, 1474, on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious mural of Saint Antonio Abate an a throne above with the canonical symbols of a bell and piglet, above the main portal, Sined by Cristoforo I Baschenis, 1474, on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious mural of St Christopher with Christ on his shoulders by Dionislo Baschenis, dated 1493, on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious mural of St Christopher with Christ on his shoulders by Dionislo Baschenis, dated 1493, on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious mural of St Christopher with Christ on his shoulders by Dionislo Baschenis, dated 1493, on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious mural of St Christopher with Christ on his shoulders by Dionislo Baschenis, dated 1493, on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals by Baschenis family ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Religious murals depicting the Life of St Antonio Abate by Dionisio Baschenis ( circa 1493) on the exterior of the Gothic Church of San Antonio Abate,  Pelugo, Province of Trento, Italy
  • Fresco of Jesus Christ and the Cross on the church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Fresco of Jesus Christ and the Cross on the church of San Vigilio in Pinzolo, Trentino, Italy
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Inv 1179T Cat. Mendel 112.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Inv 1179T Cat. Mendel 112.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from  Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Omerli Village (Iznik), Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Inv  5123T
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from  Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from  Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from  Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from  Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Inv 1179T Cat. Mendel 112.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Inv 1179T Cat. Mendel 112.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Inv 1179T Cat. Mendel 112.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Inv 1179T Cat. Mendel 112.
  • Sidamara Sarcophagus,  a 2nd century marble Roman sarcophagus from Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Inv 1179T Cat. Mendel 112.
  • The Sidamara Sarcophagus, with 3rd Cent. AD Roman relief sculptures. Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Turkey, Inv. 1179 T , Cat. Mendel 112.
  • The Sidamara Sarcophagus, with 3rd Cent. AD Roman relief sculptures. Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Turkey, Inv. 1179 T , Cat. Mendel 112.
  • The Sidamara Sarcophagus, with 3rd Cent. AD Roman relief sculptures. Ambararasi (Konya) Turkey. Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Turkey, Inv. 1179 T , Cat. Mendel 112.
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Satrap Sarcophagus, Paros marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no. VI. Second half of the 5th cent. B.C.  Istanbul Archaeological museum Inv 367 T.  Cat. Mendel 9
  • Satrap Sarcophagus, Paros marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no. VI. Second half of the 5th cent. B.C.  Istanbul Archaeological museum Inv 367 T.  Cat. Mendel 9
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon) 4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Satrap Sarcophagus, Paros marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no. VI. Second half of the 5th cent. B.C.  Istanbul Archaeological museum Inv 367 T.  Cat. Mendel 9
  • Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon) 4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon) 4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Greek relief sculptures of a battle on Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon )4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Greek relief sculptures on Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon ) 4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Greek relief sculptures of a battle on Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon )4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Greek relief sculpture of a lion hunt  on Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon )4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Greek relief sculpture of a hunt  on Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon )4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Greek relief sculptures of a battle on Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon )4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Greek relief sculptures of a battle on Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon )4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon) 4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Greek relief sculptures on Alexander The Great ( Alexander III of Macedon ) 4th Cent BC. Sarcophagus calved from Pentelic Marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no.III, Lebanon. Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 370T Cat. Mendel 68
  • Sarcophagus of The Mourning Women, 4th cent. B.C Greek from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon , Chamber no I, Lebanon, Istanbul Archaeological Museum Inv. 386T  Cat. Mendel 10.
  • Satrap Sarcophagus, Paros marble from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon, Chamber no. VI. Second half of the 5th cent. B.C.  Istanbul Archaeological museum Inv 367 T.  Cat. Mendel 9
  • Paris France - Pere La Chaise - cemetry
  • Paris France - Pere La Chaise - cemetry
  • Paris France - Pere La Chaise - cemetry - Jim Morrison Grave
  • Paris France - Pere La Chaise - Grave of Paris Georges Enesco  (Enescu)
  • Paris France - Pere La Chaise - cemetry
  • Paris France - Pere La Chaise - cemetry
  • Paris France - Pere La Chaise - cemetry
  • Paris France - Pere La Chaise - cemetry
  • Paris France - Pere Lachaise - cemetery
  • Paris France - Pere Lachaise - cemetery
  • Paris France - Pere Lachaise - cemetery
  • Paris France - Pere Lachaise - cemetery
  • Paris France - Pere Lachaise - cemetery
  • Paris France - Pere Lachaise - cemetery
  • Roman marble bust of Commodus as Hercules. Circa191-192 AD found in an underground chamber in the Horti Lamiani area of Rome. The son of Marcus Aurelus is shown with the features of Hercules and is characterised by Greek hero’s attributes: the lion’s skin, the club, the apples of Hesperides. The character is accompanied by fantastic sea creatures in a composition symbolising his apotheosis. The work can be dated to the final period of the life of Commodus, between 191-192 AD.Commodus was one of Rome’s bad crazy Emperors being sadistic and debauched with a harem of 300 concubines to choose from. His favourite role playing character was that of Hercules and Commodus ordered many statues to be made showing him dressed as Hercules with a lion's hide and a club. He thought of himself as the reincarnation of Hercules, frequently emulating the legendary hero's feats by appearing in the arena to fight a variety of wild animals. Commodus raised the ire of many military officials in Rome for his Hercules persona in the arena. Often, wounded soldiers and amputees would be placed in the arena for Commodus to slay with a sword. Commodus's eccentric behaviour would not stop there. Citizens of Rome missing their feet through accident or illness were taken to the arena, where they were tethered together for Commodus to club to death while pretending they were giants.[17] These acts may have contributed to his assassination. Such ruthless antics probably led to the violent death of Commodus when a wrestler assassinated him by strangling him to death. MC.1120 Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Roman marble bust of Commodus as Hercules. Circa191-192 AD found in an underground chamber in the Horti Lamiani area of Rome. The son of Marcus Aurelus is shown with the features of Hercules and is characterised by Greek hero’s attributes: the lion’s skin, the club, the apples of Hesperides. The character is accompanied by fantastic sea creatures in a composition symbolising his apotheosis. The work can be dated to the final period of the life of Commodus, between 191-192 AD. Commodus was one of Rome’s bad crazy Emperors being sadistic and debauched with a harem of 300 concubines to choose from. His favourite role playing character was that of Hercules and Commodus ordered many statues to be made showing him dressed as Hercules with a lion's hide and a club. He thought of himself as the reincarnation of Hercules, frequently emulating the legendary hero's feats by appearing in the arena to fight a variety of wild animals. Commodus raised the ire of many military officials in Rome for his Hercules persona in the arena. Often, wounded soldiers and amputees would be placed in the arena for Commodus to slay with a sword. Commodus's eccentric behaviour would not stop there. Citizens of Rome missing their feet through accident or illness were taken to the arena, where they were tethered together for Commodus to club to death while pretending they were giants.[17] These acts may have contributed to his assassination. Such ruthless antics probably led to the violent death of Commodus when a wrestler assassinated him by strangling him to death. MC.1120 Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Roman marble bust of Commodus as Hercules. Circa191-192 AD found in an underground chamber in the Horti Lamiani area of Rome. The son of Marcus Aurelus is shown with the features of Hercules and is characterised by Greek hero’s attributes: the lion’s skin, the club, the apples of Hesperides. The character is accompanied by fantastic sea creatures in a composition symbolising his apotheosis. The work can be dated to the final period of the life of Commodus, between 191-192 AD. Commodus was one of Rome’s bad crazy Emperors being sadistic and debauched with a harem of 300 concubines to choose from. His favourite role playing character was that of Hercules and Commodus ordered many statues to be made showing him dressed as Hercules with a lion's hide and a club. He thought of himself as the reincarnation of Hercules, frequently emulating the legendary hero's feats by appearing in the arena to fight a variety of wild animals. Commodus raised the ire of many military officials in Rome for his Hercules persona in the arena. Often, wounded soldiers and amputees would be placed in the arena for Commodus to slay with a sword. Commodus's eccentric behaviour would not stop there. Citizens of Rome missing their feet through accident or illness were taken to the arena, where they were tethered together for Commodus to club to death while pretending they were giants.[17] These acts may have contributed to his assassination. Such ruthless antics probably led to the violent death of Commodus when a wrestler assassinated him by strangling him to death. MC.1120 Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Roman marble bust of Commodus as Hercules. Circa191-192 AD found in an underground chamber in the Horti Lamiani area of Rome. The son of Marcus Aurelus is shown with the features of Hercules and is characterised by Greek hero’s attributes: the lion’s skin, the club, the apples of Hesperides. The character is accompanied by fantastic sea creatures in a composition symbolising his apotheosis. The work can be dated to the final period of the life of Commodus, between 191-192 AD. Commodus was one of Rome’s bad crazy Emperors being sadistic and debauched with a harem of 300 concubines to choose from. His favourite role playing character was that of Hercules and Commodus ordered many statues to be made showing him dressed as Hercules with a lion's hide and a club. He thought of himself as the reincarnation of Hercules, frequently emulating the legendary hero's feats by appearing in the arena to fight a variety of wild animals. Commodus raised the ire of many military officials in Rome for his Hercules persona in the arena. Often, wounded soldiers and amputees would be placed in the arena for Commodus to slay with a sword. Commodus's eccentric behaviour would not stop there. Citizens of Rome missing their feet through accident or illness were taken to the arena, where they were tethered together for Commodus to club to death while pretending they were giants.[17] These acts may have contributed to his assassination. Such ruthless antics probably led to the violent death of Commodus when a wrestler assassinated him by strangling him to death.. MC.1120 Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Roman marble bust of Commodus as Hercules. Circa191-192 AD found in an underground chamber in the Horti Lamiani area of Rome. The son of Marcus Aurelus is shown with the features of Hercules and is characterised by Greek hero’s attributes: the lion’s skin, the club, the apples of Hesperides. The character is accompanied by fantastic sea creatures in a composition symbolising his apotheosis. The work can be dated to the final period of the life of Commodus, between 191-192 AD. Commodus was one of Rome’s bad crazy Emperors being sadistic and debauched with a harem of 300 concubines to choose from. His favourite role playing character was that of Hercules and Commodus ordered many statues to be made showing him dressed as Hercules with a lion's hide and a club. He thought of himself as the reincarnation of Hercules, frequently emulating the legendary hero's feats by appearing in the arena to fight a variety of wild animals. Commodus raised the ire of many military officials in Rome for his Hercules persona in the arena. Often, wounded soldiers and amputees would be placed in the arena for Commodus to slay with a sword. Commodus's eccentric behaviour would not stop there. Citizens of Rome missing their feet through accident or illness were taken to the arena, where they were tethered together for Commodus to club to death while pretending they were giants.[17] These acts may have contributed to his assassination. Such ruthless antics probably led to the violent death of Commodus when a wrestler assassinated him by strangling him to death.. MC.1120 Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a grieving family around the death bed of the deceased. In a Borgeoise realistic style sculpted by GB Villa 1896. The Rivara Family Tomb, Section D no 15, the monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a grieving family around the death bed of the deceased. In a Borgeoise realistic style sculpted by GB Villa 1896. The Rivara Family Tomb, Section D no 15, the monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a grieving family around the death bed of the deceased. In a Borgeoise realistic style sculpted by GB Villa 1896. The Rivara Family Tomb, Section D no 15, the monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a grieving family around the death bed of the deceased. In a Borgeoise realistic style sculpted by GB Villa 1896. The Rivara Family Tomb, Section D no 15, the monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a grieving family around the death bed of the deceased. In a Borgeoise realistic style sculpted by GB Villa 1896. The Rivara Family Tomb, Section D no 15, the monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a grieving family around the death bed of the deceased. In a Borgeoise realistic style sculpted by GB Villa 1896. The Rivara Family Tomb, Section D no 15, the monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a grieving family around the death bed of the deceased. In a Borgeoise realistic style sculpted by GB Villa 1896. The Rivara Family Tomb, Section D no 15, the monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a grieving family arounf the death bed of an old man sculpted in Borgeoise Realistic style by A Rivalta in 1872.  The Raggio family tomb, Scection D no 10, the monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of a grieving family arounf the death bed of an old man sculpted in Borgeoise Realistic style by A Rivalta in 1872.  The Raggio family tomb, Scection D no 10, the monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of an angel guarding the pyramid shaped tomb with some Egyptian symbols of death which increases the sense of mystery. Tomb Gorlero sculptor E. Sclavi 1892. Section A, no 24, The monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • Picture and image of the stone sculpture of an angel guarding the pyramid shaped tomb with some Egyptian symbols of death which increases the sense of mystery. Tomb Gorlero sculptor E. Sclavi 1892. Section A, no 24, The monumental tombs of the Staglieno Monumental Cemetery, Genoa, Italy
  • 11the Century Medieval Bayeux Tapestry - Scene 52 - Death of Harold brothers, Lewine and Gyrd.
  • 11th Century Medieval Bayeux Tapestry - Scene 52 - Death of Harold brothers, Lewine and Gyrd. Battle of Hastings 1066
  • Underground Etruscan tomb no 5636 made about 1second half of the 3rd century BC. This tomb has a flat roof and stone benches on each side. On the right wall is a scene with protraits of the dead buried in the tomb followed by a female demon of death carrying a torch to light the way to the after life. Excavated 1969 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb no 5636 made about 1second half of the 3rd century BC. This tomb has a flat roof and stone benches on each side. On the right wall is a scene with protraits of the dead buried in the tomb followed by a female demon of death carrying a torch to light the way to the after life. Excavated 1969 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Underground Etruscan tomb no 5636 made about 1second half of the 3rd century BC. This tomb has a flat roof and stone benches on each side. On the right wall is a scene with protraits of the dead buried in the tomb followed by a female demon of death carrying a torch to light the way to the after life. Excavated 1969 , Etruscan Necropolis of Monterozzi, Monte del Calvario, Tarquinia, Italy. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Detail of the Roman fresco wall painting of all the characters in the story of Admetus who, aided by Apollo made the Fates agree not to take Admetus on his 'death day' if he could find someone else to replace him, his wife, Alcestis, dies instead of Admetus but as she decends into the Underworld he discovers that he no longer wants to live without her, Pompeii House of the Tragic Poet, inv 9026, Naples National Archaeological Museum, grey background
  • Detail of the Roman fresco wall painting of all the characters in the story of Admetus who, aided by Apollo made the Fates agree not to take Admetus on his 'death day' if he could find someone else to replace him, his wife, Alcestis, dies instead of Admetus but as she decends into the Underworld he discovers that he no longer wants to live without her, Pompeii House of the Tragic Poet, inv 9026, Naples National Archaeological Museum, black background
  • Detail of the Roman fresco wall painting of all the characters in the story of Admetus who, aided by Apollo made the Fates agree not to take Admetus on his 'death day' if he could find someone else to replace him, his wife, Alcestis, dies instead of Admetus but as she decends into the Underworld he discovers that he no longer wants to live without her, Pompeii House of the Tragic Poet, inv 9026, Naples National Archaeological Museum, grey art background
  • Detail of the Roman fresco wall painting of all the characters in the story of Admetus who, aided by Apollo made the Fates agree not to take Admetus on his 'death day' if he could find someone else to replace him, his wife, Alcestis, dies instead of Admetus but as she decends into the Underworld he discovers that he no longer wants to live without her, Pompeii House of the Tragic Poet, inv 9026, Naples National Archaeological Museum, art background
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Emperor Claudius About to vanquish Britanica from Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Naked warrior Claudius id about to deliver the death blow to Britanica.   From The South Building, Rooms 1-3, Mythological Releifs.
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Emperor Claudius About to vanquish Britanica from Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Naked warrior Claudius id about to deliver the death blow to Britanica.   From The South Building, Rooms 1-3, Mythological Releifs.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.
  • Guardian Sphinxes, part lion & part sphinx from the gable end of a vaulted Lycian sarcophagus from the Heros of the Acropolis (Building H Xanthos). The sphinx was linked to death and above each sphinx is a lion, a guardian of the dead.  From Xanthos, UNESCO World Heritage site, south west Turkey. A British Museum exhibit GR 1848-10-20-24-25 sculpture B 290.

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