• Hittite bas relief sculpture orthostat panels from the Sphinx Gate of Alaca Hoyuk Archaeological site, Turkey.
  • Hittite bas relief sculpture orthostat panels from the Sphinx Gate of Alaca Hoyuk Archaeological site, Turkey.
  • Roman marble sculpture of an Amazon on horseback, a 2nd century AD copy from an original 2nd century BC Hellanistic Greek original, inv 6407 Farnese Collection, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman marble sculpture of an Amazon on horseback, a 2nd century AD copy from an original 2nd century BC Hellanistic Greek original, inv 6407 Farnese Collection, Naples , Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman marble sculpture of an Amazon on horseback, a 2nd century AD copy from an original 2nd century BC Hellanistic Greek original, inv 6407 Farnese Collection, Naples Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman marble sculpture of an Amazon on horseback, a 2nd century AD copy from an original 2nd century BC Hellanistic Greek original, inv 6407 Farnese Collection, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman bronze sculpture of Dinoysus - Plato, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman bronze sculpture of Dinoysus - Plato, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman bronze sculpture of Dinoysus - Plato, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman bronze sculpture of Dinoysus - Plato, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Roman bronze sculpture of Dinoysus - Plato, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy
  • Statue of Aphrodite, a 2nd century Roman Copy. This sculpture depicts Aphrodite in the typical pose known as the Modest Aphrodite style or Dresden-Capitoline type and is a copy of a lost 4th century BC Aphrodite of Cnidos sculpture by Athenian sculpture Praxiteles. Naples National Archaeological Museum, Italy
  • Painted colour verion of 2nd century AD Roman marble sculpture of Aphrodite 2nd - 1st century BC Roman marble sculpture of Aphrodite (Venus), ‘Marine Venus' Type with a dolphin, copied from a Hellanistic Greek original,  inv 6296, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy, white background
  • Ancient Egyptian house altar relief sculpture of Akhenaten, Nefrertiti and their three daughters. 18th Dynasty 1345 BC . Neues Museum Berlin AM 14145.
  • Roman sculpture bust of Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus Augustus better known as Caracalla, made between 210 and 213 AD and excavated from the via Cassia, Rome. The realism of this  sculpture of Caracalla captures cruelty of the most notorious and unpleasant of emperors because of the massacres and persecutions he authorized and instigated throughout the Roman Empire. The eldest son of Septimius Severus, he reigned jointly with his father from 198 until Severus' death in 211. For a short time he then ruled jointly with his younger brother Geta until he had him murdered later in 211. Caracalla's reign was also notable for the Constitutio Antoniniana  granting Roman citizenship to all freemen throughout the Roman Empire. While travelling from Edessa to continue the war with Parthia, he was assassinated while urinating at a roadside near Carrhae on 8 April 217, by Julius Martialis, an officer of his personal bodyguard who was possibly resentful at not being promoted to the rank of centurion.  The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Osztyapenko Statue in the Memento Sculpture Park - Communist Sculptures museum - Budapest - Hungary
  • Roman Portrait statue of the so-called General Tivoli a Roman commander circa 70-70BC made in Greek marble and found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules, Tivoli, Italy. A masterpiece of hoary sculpture from the late Republican period, this statue portrays an elderly person with a young, nude body. The cape (paludamentum) which covers part of the stomach and legs, and the cuirass embossed with the head of Medusa (lorica) which functions as a support, identify it as a high-ranking soldier. It can be presumed that the right arm is raised, as suggested by the chest muscles holdingg the shoulder, and that the figure was leaning on a lance. The style derives from Hellenistic designs pf ‘hero nudity’ (effigies schilleae) used, starting in the 2nd century BC, by members of the Roman ruling class which has a strong political need of self-representation. The authoritarian, imposing stance together with the marked realism of the facial features, is one of the best examples of Hellenistic bravura combined with realistic Italic tradition. Stylistic considerations and the fact that the statue was found in the excavation of the Temple of Hercules which was built during the dictatorship of Cornelius Sulla, date the statue to between 90 and 70 BC. Its commemoration in Tivoli leads us to believe that it may have been someone from the area, probably a lieutenant of Sulla who paid for the portrait himself, or that it was a public honour, in the most important shrine in the city, dedicated to the god-hero called ‘Victor’, i.e, the protector of military expeditions. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Picture of the Sphinx gate Hittite sculpture, Alaca Hoyuk (Alacahoyuk) Hittite archaeological site Alaca, Corum Province, Turkey,
  • Pictures & Images of the Sphinx gate Hittite sculpture, Alaca Hoyuk (Alacahoyuk) Hittite archaeological site Alaca, Çorum Province, Turkey, Also known as Alacahüyük, Aladja-Hoyuk, Euyuk, or Evuk
  • Pictures & Images of the Sphinx gate Hittite sculpture, Alaca Hoyuk (Alacahoyuk) Hittite archaeological site  Alaca, Çorum Province, Turkey,
  • Pictures & Images of the Sphinx gate Hittite sculpture, Alaca Hoyuk (Alacahoyuk) Hittite archaeological site Alaca, Çorum Province, Turkey, Also known as Alacahüyük, Aladja-Hoyuk, Euyuk, or Evuk
  • Pictures & Images of the Sphinx gate Hittite sculpture, Alaca Hoyuk (Alacahoyuk) Hittite archaeological site  Alaca, Çorum Province, Turkey,
  • Picture of the Sphinx gate Hittite sculpture, Alaca Hoyuk (Alacahoyuk) Hittite archaeological site Alaca, Corum Province, Turkey,
  • Roman relief sculpture on the Christian sarcophagus side od Marcus Claudianus depicting scenes from  the new testament , circa 330 - 335 AD from the via della Lungara near S.Giacomo in Settimiana, Rome, Italy. National Roman Musuem, Rome.
  • Roman relief sculpture on a sarcophagus side showing a married couple with pagan deities, circa 270 - 280 AD from the via Latina, Rome, Italy. National Roman Musuem, Rome.
  • Roman relief sculpture on a sarcophagus side depiction the Muses, circa 280 - 290 AD from the Villa Celimontana. National Roman Musuem, Rome.
  • Roman relief sculpture panel decorated on both sides with masks from the second half of the 1st cent. AD excavated from the Valle Giardino, Nemi, Italy. The panel is sculpted on both sides; the front side depicts the half moon shaped face of a deity wearing a crown.  Inv 112158, The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman sculpture bust of  Gordian III made between 238 and 244 AD and excavated from Ostia. At the age of 13, he became the youngest sole legal Roman emperor throughout the existence of the united Roman Empire. Gordian was the son of Antonia Gordiana and an unnamed Roman Senator who died before 238. When the Persians under Shapur I invaded Mesopotamia, the young emperor opened the doors of the Temple of Janus for the last time in Roman history, and sent a large army to the East. The Sassanids were driven back over the Euphrates and defeated in the Battle of Resaena (243AD). In the beginning of 244, the Persians counter-attacked. Persian sources claim that a battle was fought (Battle of Misiche) near modern Fallujah (Iraq) and resulted in a major Roman defeat and the death of Gordian III. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman sculpture bust of  Alexander Severus made between 222 and 235 AD and excavated from Ostia. Roman Emperor from 222 to 235. Alexander was the last emperor of the Severan dynasty. As emperor, Alexander's peace time reign was prosperous. However militarily Rome was confronted with the rising Sassanid Empire. He managed to check the threat of the Sassanids, but when campaigning against Germanic tribes of Germania, Alexander attempted to bring peace by engaging in diplomacy and bribery. This alienated many in the legions and led to a conspiracy to assassinate and replace him. . The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman sculpture bust of Septimius Severus made between 196 and 197 AD and excavated from Ostia. Severus became Roman emperor in 193 AD After deposing and killing the incumbent emperor Didius Julianus. In 202, he campaigned in Africa and Mauretania against the Garamantes; capturing their capital Garama and expanding the Limes Tripolitanus along the southern frontier of the empire. Late in his reign he travelled to Britain, strengthening Hadrian's Wall and reoccupying the Antonine Wall. Severus died in early 211 at Eboracum (today York, England), succeeded by his sons Caracalla and Geta who fought constantly until Caracalla had Geta murdered. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman sculpture bust of Publius Septimius Antoninus Geta better known as Geta brother of Caracalla, made between 209 and 212 AD and excavated from the via XX Septembre, Rome. Geta was the younger son of Septimius Severus by his second wife Julia Domna. Geta  was a Roman emperor who ruled with his father Septimius Severus and his older brother Caracalla from 209 until his death, when he was murdered on Caracalla's orders.  The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman sculpture of a Discus Thrower, Paros marble made in the mid 2nd cent AD excavated from the Villa Palombara, Esquilino, Rome. The Disus Thrower statue is almost the only fully preserved example of its type, the statue is a faithful copy of one of the most admired works of antiquity; the bronze discobolus by Greek sculptor Myron circa 450 BC. The statue depicts the moment preceding the release of the discus, the athlete appears to move in the surrounding space with a complex action, exemplifying the Hellenistic experimentation of the plastic reprentation of the human body. Inv 126371, The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman sculpture of a Discus Thrower, Paros marble made in the mid 2nd cent AD excavated from the Villa Palombara, Esquilino, Rome. The Disus Thrower statue is almost the only fully preserved example of its type, the statue is a faithful copy of one of the most admired works of antiquity; the bronze discobolus by Greek sculptor Myron circa 450 BC. The statue depicts the moment preceding the release of the discus, the athlete appears to move in the surrounding space with a complex action, exemplifying the Hellenistic experimentation of the plastic reprentation of the human body. Inv 126371, The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman sculpture head of Hercules, mid 2nd cent AD excavated from the Vale Giardino, Nemi. The head was probably made separately for the insertion onto a statue, probably depicting the gold seated. The work is a copy of a Greek original of the late Hellenistic period, inspired by a statue by the Greek sculptor Lysippos of Sicyon known as the ‘Herakles Epitapezios’ sculpted around 300 BC. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman head sculpture in the ‘Italic cubism ‘ style, 2nd - 3rd century BC, found in the foundations of the Ministery of Finance on the via XX Septembre, Rome. The head, the back of which was not completed, shows markedly realistic, clear features. The style, a blend of Greek art and Italic traditions, is traceable to Etruscan portraiture of the so called ‘Italic cubism’ of the 3rd century BC, and local stone used was well suited to this genre. It is believed to be the only known example of this style and has been roughly dated to between the 3rd and 2nd century BC. The National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman statue of Athena (Roman Minerva) Sitting - from the Augustan period circa 63-43 BC the statue is a copy of a  5th century BC Greek  original, found in a palace on the Via Marmorato off the piazza dell’Emporio, Rome. The statue represents the goddess Minerva, dressed in chiton and himation which covers her head. The face and neck, now lost, have been substituted by a plaster cast of the Athena Carpegna. The aegis with the gorge emblem on her breast have enabled the goddess to be identified as Athena, the Roman Minerva, genially depicted in the guise of a helmeted female warrior. Its remarkable size suggests that this was a cult image, although a hypothesis remains linking it to the temple of Minerva on the Aventine. The sculpture bears the hallmark of a second of the 5th century BC Hellenistic Greek statue  made by Phidias. but uses different materials from the original which would have been in gold and ivory .National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Pictures & Images of the Sphinx gate Hittite sculpture, Alaca Hoyuk (Alacahoyuk) Hittite archaeological site Alaca, Çorum Province, Turkey, Also known as Alacahüyük, Aladja-Hoyuk, Euyuk, or Evuk
  • Osztyapenko Statue in the Memento Sculpture Park - Communist Sculptures museum - Budapest - Hungary
  • Memorial for the soldiers of the Hungarian Spanish Civil War Brigade -  Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Captain Steinmetz monumet statue - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Republic of Councils Monument - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Republic of Councils Monument - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Workers Movement Memorial - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Workers Movement Memorial - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Lenin Statue - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Lenin Statue - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Szamuely Tibor memorial - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Kun Bela Memorial - founder of the Hungarian Soviet Repulic (1919 March 21st to August) - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Landler Jenc memorial - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Kun Bela Memorial - founder of the Hungarian Soviet Repulic (1919 March 21st to August) - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Kun Bela Memorial - founder of the Hungarian Soviet Repulic (1919 March 21st to August) - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Memorial for the soldiers of the Hungarian Spanish Civil War Brigade -  Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Liberation MemorialMemento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Republic of Councils Monument - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Republic of Councils Monument - Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Memento Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Liberation Monument - Kiss Istvan 1971-  Sculpture Park ( Szobaopark ) Budapest, Hungary
  • Painted colour verion of 2nd century AD Roman marble sculpture of Aphrodite (Venus), ‘Dresden Capitoline Type, copied from a Hellanistic Greek original,  inv 6238, Naples Museum of Archaeology, Italy, black background
  • Portrait head sculpture of the Roman emperor Lucius Verus ( AD 161-169). Pentalic marble found in Athens.
  • Portrait head sculpture of the Roman emperor Lucius Verus ( AD 161-169). Pentalic marble found in Athens.
  • Portrait head sculpture of the Roman emperor Lucius Verus ( AD 161-169). Pentalic marble found in Athens.
  • Butter sculpture of a wood plane - butter curler
  • West Facade, Left Portal archivolts c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic sculpture of the archivolts on which are the Signs of the Zodiac, this one is Scorpio the crab . See Fassler, pp 507-10.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Sculpture of Roman Emperor being crowned with a barbarian captive. Aphrodisias Archaeological museum, Turkey
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Emperor Claudius About to vanquish Britanica from Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Naked warrior Claudius id about to deliver the death blow to Britanica.
  • Sculpture of Roman Emperor Tiberius and a barbarian captive. Aphrodisias Archaeological museum, Turkey
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Aphrodite from the Theater dedicated to Theodorus, second-third century AD, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints.
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Aphrodite & Anchises from the Oda first room, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. The trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at a seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on Mount Ida. She hold a smalkl Eros in her lap : this is an erotic encounter. The head of Seine [ moon ] appears above the mountain in the top left of the scene. Aineas was the result of this union.
  • Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  Nero supports a slumping naked Armenia. She wears a soft eastern hat.
  • Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Roman releif sculpture of Aphrodite is crowned by Andreia from Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints.  The drapped goddess figure is thought to be Aphrodite, whilst the female bare breasted warrior in amazonian dress is Roma or Andreia [ Bravery ].
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Tree Graces from the South Building, Second storey, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Aphrodisias Archaological Museum, Turkey
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Roma & Ge [ Earth ] from  Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. art
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Emperor Tiberius with captive About to vanquish Britanica from Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints.  Emperor Tiberius stands with a barbarian captive depicted half the height of Tiberius.  art
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of a Female Captive. Aphrodisias Archaological Museum, Turkey
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Aphrodite from the Theater dedicated to Theodorus, second-third century AD, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. art 2
  • 1st Century BC statue of Aphordite by Menophantos. The casket of the sculpture is inscribed “ of the Aphrodite which is situated in the Troad (Troy) Menophantos made it”. This sculpture depicts Aphrodite in the typical pose known as the Modest Aphrodite style and is a copy of a lost 4th century BC Aphrodite of Cnidos sculpture by Athenian sculpture Praxiteles. Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • 1st Century BC statue of Aphordite by Menophantos. The casket of the sculpture is inscribed “ of the Aphrodite which is situated in the Troad (Troy) Menophantos made it”. This sculpture depicts Aphrodite in the typical pose known as the Modest Aphrodite style and is a copy of a lost 4th century BC Aphrodite of Cnidos sculpture by Athenian sculpture Praxiteles. Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Roman Sarcophagus with detailed relief sculptured panels with battle scenes. This large sarcophagus which was found in 1931 near the Tiburtina, in the eastern suburbs of the ancient city, shows on its front a symbolic battle, staged on two levels. This composition focuses on the progress of the Roman horseman, depicted in the guise of a universal victor, in a melee of soldiers, spears and horses; the Romans are delivering savage blows, devastating their enemies. The bloody scenes are framed by two pairs of enslaved barbarians, whose afflicted demeanour expresses the suffering which comes to those who rebel against the dominion of Rome. The dramatic animation of the combat emphasised by the deep chiaroscuro obtained by a skilful feat of carving. The low relief on the sides of the sarcophagus shows events subsequent to the encounter; on one side barbarian prisoners cross the river on the other chiefs submit to the Roman officials. The freeze on the lid, between two corner masks, celebrates the dead man and his wife, presented in the centre is the act of ‘dextarum iunctio’; on the left, the women exercises her ‘virtue’ in the house, educating her children; on the right, the, after his warlike activities, receives his 'clementia'. The faces of the principle characters remain incomplete, awaiting the carving of the features of the dead people. The decoration of the sarcophagus, inspired by many scenes on the Antonine Column, can be dated to around 180AD. The military insignia represented on the upper edge of the casket - the eagle of the Legio III Flavia and the boar of the Legio I Itlaica - enable us perhaps to identify the dead man as Aurelius Iulius Pompilius, an official of Marcus Aurelius in command of two cavalry squadron on detachment to those two legions during the war against Marcomanni (1720-175AD). National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Sarcophagus with detailed relief sculptured panels with battle scenes. This large sarcophagus which was found in 1931 near the Tiburtina, in the eastern suburbs of the ancient city, shows on its front a symbolic battle, staged on two levels. This composition focuses on the progress of the Roman horseman, depicted in the guise of a universal victor, in a melee of soldiers, spears and horses; the Romans are delivering savage blows, devastating their enemies. The bloody scenes are framed by two pairs of enslaved barbarians, whose afflicted demeanour expresses the suffering which comes to those who rebel against the dominion of Rome. The dramatic animation of the combat emphasised by the deep chiaroscuro obtained by a skilful feat of carving. The low relief on the sides of the sarcophagus shows events subsequent to the encounter; on one side barbarian prisoners cross the river on the other chiefs submit to the Roman officials. The freeze on the lid, between two corner masks, celebrates the dead man and his wife, presented in the centre is the act of ‘dextarum iunctio’; on the left, the women exercises her ‘virtue’ in the house, educating her children; on the right, the, after his warlike activities, receives his 'clementia'. The faces of the principle characters remain incomplete, awaiting the carving of the features of the dead people. The decoration of the sarcophagus, inspired by many scenes on the Antonine Column, can be dated to around 180AD. The military insignia represented on the upper edge of the casket - the eagle of the Legio III Flavia and the boar of the Legio I Itlaica - enable us perhaps to identify the dead man as Aurelius Iulius Pompilius, an official of Marcus Aurelius in command of two cavalry squadron on detachment to those two legions during the war against Marcomanni (1720-175AD). National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Sarcophagus with detailed relief sculptured panels with battle scenes. This large sarcophagus which was found in 1931 near the Tiburtina, in the eastern suburbs of the ancient city, shows on its front a symbolic battle, staged on two levels. This composition focuses on the progress of the Roman horseman, depicted in the guise of a universal victor, in a melee of soldiers, spears and horses; the Romans are delivering savage blows, devastating their enemies. The bloody scenes are framed by two pairs of enslaved barbarians, whose afflicted demeanour expresses the suffering which comes to those who rebel against the dominion of Rome. The dramatic animation of the combat emphasised by the deep chiaroscuro obtained by a skilful feat of carving. The low relief on the sides of the sarcophagus shows events subsequent to the encounter; on one side barbarian prisoners cross the river on the other chiefs submit to the Roman officials. The freeze on the lid, between two corner masks, celebrates the dead man and his wife, presented in the centre is the act of ‘dextarum iunctio’; on the left, the women exercises her ‘virtue’ in the house, educating her children; on the right, the, after his warlike activities, receives his 'clementia'. The faces of the principle characters remain incomplete, awaiting the carving of the features of the dead people. The decoration of the sarcophagus, inspired by many scenes on the Antonine Column, can be dated to around 180AD. The military insignia represented on the upper edge of the casket - the eagle of the Legio III Flavia and the boar of the Legio I Itlaica - enable us perhaps to identify the dead man as Aurelius Iulius Pompilius, an official of Marcus Aurelius in command of two cavalry squadron on detachment to those two legions during the war against Marcomanni (1720-175AD). National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Sarcophagus with detailed relief sculptured panels with battle scenes. This large sarcophagus which was found in 1931 near the Tiburtina, in the eastern suburbs of the ancient city, shows on its front a symbolic battle, staged on two levels. This composition focuses on the progress of the Roman horseman, depicted in the guise of a universal victor, in a melee of soldiers, spears and horses; the Romans are delivering savage blows, devastating their enemies. The bloody scenes are framed by two pairs of enslaved barbarians, whose afflicted demeanour expresses the suffering which comes to those who rebel against the dominion of Rome. The dramatic animation of the combat emphasised by the deep chiaroscuro obtained by a skilful feat of carving. The low relief on the sides of the sarcophagus shows events subsequent to the encounter; on one side barbarian prisoners cross the river on the other chiefs submit to the Roman officials. The freeze on the lid, between two corner masks, celebrates the dead man and his wife, presented in the centre is the act of ‘dextarum iunctio’; on the left, the women exercises her ‘virtue’ in the house, educating her children; on the right, the, after his warlike activities, receives his 'clementia'. The faces of the principle characters remain incomplete, awaiting the carving of the features of the dead people. The decoration of the sarcophagus, inspired by many scenes on the Antonine Column, can be dated to around 180AD. The military insignia represented on the upper edge of the casket - the eagle of the Legio III Flavia and the boar of the Legio I Itlaica - enable us perhaps to identify the dead man as Aurelius Iulius Pompilius, an official of Marcus Aurelius in command of two cavalry squadron on detachment to those two legions during the war against Marcomanni (1720-175AD). National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Sarcophagus with detailed relief sculptured panels with battle scenes. This large sarcophagus which was found in 1931 near the Tiburtina, in the eastern suburbs of the ancient city, shows on its front a symbolic battle, staged on two levels. This composition focuses on the progress of the Roman horseman, depicted in the guise of a universal victor, in a melee of soldiers, spears and horses; the Romans are delivering savage blows, devastating their enemies. The bloody scenes are framed by two pairs of enslaved barbarians, whose afflicted demeanour expresses the suffering which comes to those who rebel against the dominion of Rome. The dramatic animation of the combat emphasised by the deep chiaroscuro obtained by a skilful feat of carving. The low relief on the sides of the sarcophagus shows events subsequent to the encounter; on one side barbarian prisoners cross the river on the other chiefs submit to the Roman officials. The freeze on the lid, between two corner masks, celebrates the dead man and his wife, presented in the centre is the act of ‘dextarum iunctio’; on the left, the women exercises her ‘virtue’ in the house, educating her children; on the right, the, after his warlike activities, receives his 'clementia'. The faces of the principle characters remain incomplete, awaiting the carving of the features of the dead people. The decoration of the sarcophagus, inspired by many scenes on the Antonine Column, can be dated to around 180AD. The military insignia represented on the upper edge of the casket - the eagle of the Legio III Flavia and the boar of the Legio I Itlaica - enable us perhaps to identify the dead man as Aurelius Iulius Pompilius, an official of Marcus Aurelius in command of two cavalry squadron on detachment to those two legions during the war against Marcomanni (1720-175AD). National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Sarcophagus with detailed relief sculptured panels with battle scenes. This large sarcophagus which was found in 1931 near the Tiburtina, in the eastern suburbs of the ancient city, shows on its front a symbolic battle, staged on two levels. This composition focuses on the progress of the Roman horseman, depicted in the guise of a universal victor, in a melee of soldiers, spears and horses; the Romans are delivering savage blows, devastating their enemies. The bloody scenes are framed by two pairs of enslaved barbarians, whose afflicted demeanour expresses the suffering which comes to those who rebel against the dominion of Rome. The dramatic animation of the combat emphasised by the deep chiaroscuro obtained by a skilful feat of carving. The low relief on the sides of the sarcophagus shows events subsequent to the encounter; on one side barbarian prisoners cross the river on the other chiefs submit to the Roman officials. The freeze on the lid, between two corner masks, celebrates the dead man and his wife, presented in the centre is the act of ‘dextarum iunctio’; on the left, the women exercises her ‘virtue’ in the house, educating her children; on the right, the, after his warlike activities, receives his 'clementia'. The faces of the principle characters remain incomplete, awaiting the carving of the features of the dead people. The decoration of the sarcophagus, inspired by many scenes on the Antonine Column, can be dated to around 180AD. The military insignia represented on the upper edge of the casket - the eagle of the Legio III Flavia and the boar of the Legio I Itlaica - enable us perhaps to identify the dead man as Aurelius Iulius Pompilius, an official of Marcus Aurelius in command of two cavalry squadron on detachment to those two legions during the war against Marcomanni (1720-175AD). National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Roman Sarcophagus with detailed relief sculptured panels with battle scenes. This large sarcophagus which was found in 1931 near the Tiburtina, in the eastern suburbs of the ancient city, shows on its front a symbolic battle, staged on two levels. This composition focuses on the progress of the Roman horseman, depicted in the guise of a universal victor, in a melee of soldiers, spears and horses; the Romans are delivering savage blows, devastating their enemies. The bloody scenes are framed by two pairs of enslaved barbarians, whose afflicted demeanour expresses the suffering which comes to those who rebel against the dominion of Rome. The dramatic animation of the combat emphasised by the deep chiaroscuro obtained by a skilful feat of carving. The low relief on the sides of the sarcophagus shows events subsequent to the encounter; on one side barbarian prisoners cross the river on the other chiefs submit to the Roman officials. The freeze on the lid, between two corner masks, celebrates the dead man and his wife, presented in the centre is the act of ‘dextarum iunctio’; on the left, the women exercises her ‘virtue’ in the house, educating her children; on the right, the, after his warlike activities, receives his 'clementia'. The faces of the principle characters remain incomplete, awaiting the carving of the features of the dead people. The decoration of the sarcophagus, inspired by many scenes on the Antonine Column, can be dated to around 180AD. The military insignia represented on the upper edge of the casket - the eagle of the Legio III Flavia and the boar of the Legio I Itlaica - enable us perhaps to identify the dead man as Aurelius Iulius Pompilius, an official of Marcus Aurelius in command of two cavalry squadron on detachment to those two legions during the war against Marcomanni (1720-175AD). National Roman Museum, Rome, Italy
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 28 (similar style to No 44) - sculpture of a female exhibitionist known as a Sheela-na-gig. The sculpture shows a female with a huge round head and puny body with her hand holding open a grossly enlarged vulva. It seems unlikely that this image is of a pornographic nature because it is on a church, and is more likely a warning against the temptations of women. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Roman marble statue of the Esquiline Venus or Aphrodite dated to the 1st cent. It was found in 1874 in Piazza Dante on the Esquiline Hill in Rome, probably part of the site of the Horti Lamiani, one of the imperial gardens, rich archaeological sources of classical sculpture. The Esquiline Venus is an example of the Pasitelean “eclectic" style of the Neo-Attic school. It combines elements from a variety of other previous schools - a Praxitelean idea of the nude female form; a face, muscular torso, and small high breasts in the fifth-century BC severe style; and pressed-together thighs typical of Hellenistic sculptures. Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Roman marble statue of the Esquiline Venus or Aphrodite dated to the 1st cent. It was found in 1874 in Piazza Dante on the Esquiline Hill in Rome, probably part of the site of the Horti Lamiani, one of the imperial gardens, rich archaeological sources of classical sculpture. The Esquiline Venus is an example of the Pasitelean “eclectic" style of the Neo-Attic school. It combines elements from a variety of other previous schools - a Praxitelean idea of the nude female form; a face, muscular torso, and small high breasts in the fifth-century BC severe style; and pressed-together thighs typical of Hellenistic sculptures. Capitoline Museums, Rome
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 28 (similar style to No 44) - sculpture of a female exhibitionist known as a Sheela-na-gig. The sculpture shows a female with a huge round head and puny body with her hand holding open a grossly enlarged vulva. It seems unlikely that this image is of a pornographic nature because it is on a church, and is more likely a warning against the temptations of women. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 39  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is place in the centre of the Eastern Apse, symbolically the most important part of the church. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 8  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei directly above the south door, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is placed at the entrance of the church showing the importance of its iconography. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 39  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is place in the centre of the Eastern Apse, symbolically the most important part of the church. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 28 (similar style to No 44) - sculpture of a female exhibitionist known as a Sheela-na-gig. The sculpture shows a female with a huge round head and puny body with her hand holding open a grossly enlarged vulva. It seems unlikely that this image is of a pornographic nature because it is on a church, and is more likely a warning against the temptations of women. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 39  -  sculpture of.an Angus Dei, the symbol of Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God. Strangely the creature holding the cross is a horse not a sheep. The sculpture is place in the centre of the Eastern Apse, symbolically the most important part of the church. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 28 (similar style to No 44) - sculpture of a female exhibitionist known as a Sheela-na-gig. The sculpture shows a female with a huge round head and puny body with her hand holding open a grossly enlarged vulva. It seems unlikely that this image is of a pornographic nature because it is on a church, and is more likely a warning against the temptations of women. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 46 - sculpture of head, half man half pig. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 14 - sculpture of head, half man half lion. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 4 - sculpture of four intertwined serpents forming a geometric panel. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 50  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 47  - sculpture of a a bald dancing female dressed in a tight filling tunic. The image is probably a warning against the sexual senses that can be aroused by dancing. The figure has her legs crossed and appears to be recoiling from an impending violation. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 35  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 37 - sculpture of a grotesque head with interlocking teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 44 - sculpture of a fiddle or rebeck player, similar style to corbel no 28. Its style is also associated with a corbel on the apse at Courpiac ( Gironde). The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 50  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 12 - sculpture of the head of an animal with a lions mane and big fanged teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 61 - sculpture of  a human head with curly hair and beard. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel  sculpture from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel  sculpture from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 14 - sculpture of a head, half man half lion. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 21 - sculpture of an animal with a long snout and pointed ears. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 23 - sculpture of a grotesque head with either a huge swollen tongue of something in its mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel  sculpture from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 64 - sculpture of  an animal with a cat like head biting the underside of a bowl. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 54 - sculpture of a male stylised simple round head. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 27 - sculpture of a pigs head. Pigs signify sinners, the unclean and heretics as well as carnal feelings, it is therefore a morality figure. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 38 - sculpture of a head, half man half lion with a mouth like a theatrical mask. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 43 - sculpture of an animal head, maybe a cat. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 88 - sculpture of a male with curly hair and theatrical style mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 21 - sculpture of an animal with a long snout and pointed ears. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 52 - sculpture of a featureless human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 61 - sculpture of  a human head with curly hair and beard. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 37 - sculpture of a grotesque head with interlocking teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 30 - sculpture of of a muzzled bears head with two humans in its mouth, their heads poking out either side of its head.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel  sculpture from the Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 78 - sculpture of mans head with elongated face from the outside of the west knave. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 23 - sculpture of a grotesque head with either a huge swollen tongue of something in its mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 27 - sculpture of a pigs head. Pigs signify sinners, the unclean and heretics as well as carnal feelings, it is therefore a morality figure. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 82 - sculpture of mans head with a moustache and beard similar to no 79. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 3 - sculpture of a head, half man half lion. The wide mouth is the same style as theatrical masks. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 89 - sculpture of a male with curly hair and theatrical style mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 31 - sculpture of a man with a goatee beard. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 40 - sculpture of a mans head.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 17 - sculpture of the head of an animal with a lions mane and beak shaped wide mouth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 70 - sculpture of two fish swimming upwards. A fish was used by early Christians to symbolise Jesus Christ . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 31 - sculpture of a man with a goatee beard. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 38 - sculpture of a head, half man half lion with a mouth like a theatrical mask. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 41 - sculpture of a grotesque stylised creatures head with bulging eyes. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 40 - sculpture of a mans head.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 16 - sculpture of a rams head that symbolise the Apostles of the church. Apostles are like rams because they have strong foreheads which toss = evil out of the way. .  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 16 - sculpture of a rams head that symbolise the Apostles of the church. Apostles are like rams because they have strong foreheads which toss = evil out of the way. .  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 30 - sculpture of of a muzzled bears head with two humans in its mouth, their heads poking out either side of its head.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 41 - sculpture of a grotesque stylised creatures head with bulging eyes. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 30 - sculpture of of a muzzled bears head with two humans in its mouth, their heads poking out either side of its head.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 36 - sculpture of two fledgling birds both biting a serpent. Possibly an allegory of the original sin man is born with due to Adam taking the apple from a serpent in the garden of Eden.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 36 - sculpture of two fledgling birds both biting a serpent. Possibly an allegory of the original sin man is born with due to Adam taking the apple from a serpent in the garden of Eden.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 32 - sculpture of an inverted head of a creature that is a cross between the ibex with a pigs snout. In the bestiary the strength of the Ibex horns will save it if it falls from a mountain and lands on them. This is an allegory of learned men who understand the harmony of the New and Old Testaments which are the two horns that give them strength if they fall.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 56 - sculpture of a stylised head of a human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 56 - sculpture of a stylised head of a human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 58 - sculpture of a stylised head of a human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 62 - sculpture of a large bird of prey. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 62 - sculpture of a large bird of prey. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 48  -  sculpture of.a grotesque creature with a long snout and fierce teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 29  -  sculpture of.a creature with a rounded head, pointed ears and a beaked nose. In its huge mouth it is biting on a rod . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 48  -  sculpture of.a grotesque creature with a long snout and fierce teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 33  -  sculpture of.very modern cartoon like hound and a hare. In the Bestiary dogs are like preachers who put men back on the right course of righteousness and the hare represents men who fear God and put their trust in the creator . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 29  -  sculpture of.a creature with a rounded head, pointed ears and a beaked nose. In its huge mouth it is biting on a rod . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 35  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 45  - sculpture of what is probably a morality tale. A man and women are grasping each other. The women seems to be clutching the mans buttocks and he has clasped her hand as if resisting. He also seems to be resisting an embrace. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 49  - sculpture of  an alien like chinless bald headed figure. Its perfectly round mouth is filled with a ball like object and may be a moral warning about talking too much. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 45  - sculpture of what is probably a morality tale. A man and women are grasping each other. The women seems to be clutching the mans buttocks and he has clasped her hand as if resisting. He also seems to be resisting an embrace. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 44 - sculpture of a fiddle or rebeck player, similar style to corbel no 28. Its style is also associated with a corbel on the apse at Courpiac ( Gironde). The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 1 - sculpture of a quail that it has just killed its young. This is based on a  bestiary story that tells of a Pelican that kills its young. It then pecks its breast to draw blood and sits on its dead offspring and the blood brings the young bird back to life. This is an allegory of Christ giving his blood on the cross for mankind. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 33  -  sculpture of.very modern cartoon like hound and a hare. In the Bestiary dogs are like preachers who put men back on the right course of righteousness and the hare represents men who fear God and put their trust in the creator . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 35  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 49  - sculpture of  an alien like chinless bald headed figure. Its perfectly round mouth is filled with a ball like object and may be a moral warning about talking too much. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 47  - sculpture of a a bald dancing female dressed in a tight filling tunic. The image is probably a warning against the sexual senses that can be aroused by dancing. The figure has her legs crossed and appears to be recoiling from an impending violation. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 50  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 41 - sculpture of a grotesque stylised creatures head with bulging eyes. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 30 - sculpture of of a muzzled bears head with two humans in its mouth, their heads poking out either side of its head.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 36 - sculpture of two fledgling birds both biting a serpent. Possibly an allegory of the original sin man is born with due to Adam taking the apple from a serpent in the garden of Eden.  The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 56 - sculpture of a stylised head of a human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 56 - sculpture of a stylised head of a human. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 62 - sculpture of a large bird of prey. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 48  -  sculpture of.a grotesque creature with a long snout and fierce teeth. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 29  -  sculpture of.a creature with a rounded head, pointed ears and a beaked nose. In its huge mouth it is biting on a rod . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 33  -  sculpture of.very modern cartoon like hound and a hare. In the Bestiary dogs are like preachers who put men back on the right course of righteousness and the hare represents men who fear God and put their trust in the creator . The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 35  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 50  -  sculpture of.a curious scene. A beaked headed creature holds down a man below its body and is pushing its beak into the mans mouth, The beaked creature seems to be holding something in its right hand which it is eating The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 45  - sculpture of what is probably a morality tale. A man and women are grasping each other. The women seems to be clutching the mans buttocks and he has clasped her hand as if resisting. He also seems to be resisting an embrace. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 49  - sculpture of  an alien like chinless bald headed figure. Its perfectly round mouth is filled with a ball like object and may be a moral warning about talking too much. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 47  - sculpture of a a bald dancing female dressed in a tight filling tunic. The image is probably a warning against the sexual senses that can be aroused by dancing. The figure has her legs crossed and appears to be recoiling from an impending violation. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, England. Built around 1140
  • Photo of Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  Unknown hero holding a sword gazes at an unknown young heroine.
  • Photo of Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs from the mauseleum of Julius Zoilus.
  • Photo of Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  Baby Dionysus is handed from one nymph to another for suckling. A bearded Silenos gestures excitedly. The scene is set at Nysa in the Meander Valley, where Zeus had his gifted child Dionysos, born to him by Semele and brought up in the wilds out of the view of Hera.
  • Photo of Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Tree Graces from the South Building, Second storey, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Apollo sits on his raised platform with his tripod at his oracular shrine. He is approached by 2 figures one with the flat diadem of a king who have come to consult him. Cut Out
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Bellerophon, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Bellerophon was a Lykian hero who was claimed to be the founder of Aphrodisias. He holds the winged horse Pegasos. The quality of the carving is poor indicating an apprentice piece.
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Tree Graces from the South Building, Second storey, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. From The South Building, Rooms 1-3, Mythological Releifs.
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture, an allegory of an athletic contest [ Agon ]  Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. The pillar with a bearded head on it is Hermes the god of the gymnasium. Nearby is a palm of victiry with a ribbon on a prize table. Two winged baby Eros figures are stuggling over a palm branch acting out the idea of a contest. The youthful figure is Agon himself who holds a palm of victory
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Zeus & Leda, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. Zeus disguised as a swan assaults the Spartan princess Leda. The bird stands on the tips of its outspread wings and presses its webbed feet onto the thigh of the stuggling Leda. The swan is supported by a small Eros. From this encounter came a large egg from which was born Helen and the Dioskouroi twins, Kastor and Polydeukes. Cut Out
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Aphrodite & Anchises from the Oda first room, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints. The trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at a seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on Mount Ida. She hold a smalkl Eros in her lap : this is an erotic encounter. The head of Seine [ moon ] appears above the mountain in the top left of the scene. Aineas was the result of this union.
  • Photo of Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  Nero supports a slumping naked Armenia. She wears a soft eastern hat.
  • Photo of Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Photo of Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  Meleager sits on a rock tying his sandal. Below him lies a fierce hunting dog with a wide collar. On one side a god or another hero wearing a rounded hat  crowning Meleager ( arm missing). On the other side stands the huntress Atalante, Meleager's lover: she wears a short dress and quiver,
  • Photo of Roman relief sculpture, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas reliefs.  Herakles is preparing to wrestle the Libyan giant Antaios. Herakles (left) is taking off his bow case to hang it on a pillar statue. Antaios (right) is binding up his head with ear protectors, next to him stands an oil basin used in the palaistra (wrestling ground). Antaios was a famous wrestler who challenged and killed all visitors to his country, until he was defeated by Herakles.
  • 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 Aineas Fleeing Troy with his wife & children from the Oda first room, Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints
  • Photo of Roman releif sculpture of Aphrodite is crowned by Andreia from Aphrodisias, Turkey, Images of Roman art bas releifs. Buy as stock or photo art prints.  The drapped goddess figure is thought to be Aphrodite, whilst the female bare breasted warrior in amazonian dress is Roma or Andreia [ Bravery ].  Black
  • Portrait head sculpture of the Roman emperor Lucius Verus ( AD 161-169). Pentalic marble found in Athens.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a seated figure holding a bunch of grapes. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a god probably about to kill a lion (missing) with his axe. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a God hunting, its hieroglyphic symbol is above its head. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a God hunting, its hieroglyphic symbol is above its head. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a man with an axe in one hand about to use it to kill a lion he is holding updide down in his other hand. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a figure holding a document. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a seated figure holding a bunch of grapes. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a seated figure. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a seated figure holding a bunch of grapes. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of of two seated figure, not a typical Hittite style with a lot of other influences. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of of two seated figure, not a typical Hittite style with a lot of other influences. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of of two seated figure, not a typical Hittite style with a lot of other influences. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a man with an axe in one hand about to use it to kill a lion he is holding updide down in his other hand. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of of two seated figure, not a typical Hittite style with a lot of other influences. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a man with an axe in one hand about to use it to kill a lion he is holding updide down in his other hand. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a figure holding a document. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a figure holding a document. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a figure holding a document. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a seated figure. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a figure holding a document. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a seated figure. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a god probably about to kill a lion (missing) with his axe. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a god probably about to kill a lion (missing) with his axe. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a god probably about to kill a lion (missing) with his axe. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a god probably about to kill a lion (missing) with his axe. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture fragment. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture fragment. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture fragment. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture fragment. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture ofa God probably holding lightning rods. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture ofa God probably holding lightning rods. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture ofa God probably holding lightning rods. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Close up of Hittite monumental relief sculpture ofa God probably holding lightning rods. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey.
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey art background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture of a lion. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture ofa God probably holding lightning rods. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Hittite monumental relief sculpture ofa God probably holding lightning rods. Late Hittite Period - 900-700 BC. Adana Archaeology Museum, Turkey. Against a white background

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