Detail of a marble Bust of Athena, c. 2nd century AD, courtesy Art Institute of Chicago (photo by Erika Dufour) _

Detail of a marble Bust of Athena, c. 2nd century AD, courtesy Art Institute of Chicago (photo by Erika Dufour) _

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The Augustus of Prima Porta, a statue of Augustus Caesar found in the villa of his wife Livia.

Sculpture vs. Painting

The Augustus of Prima Porta, a statue of Augustus Caesar found in the villa of his wife Livia.

Anónimo Roman Fresco  --  "A Rook"  --  Excavated from #Pompeii.  No further reference provided.

Anónimo Roman Fresco -- "A Rook" -- Excavated from #Pompeii. No further reference provided.

Roman mosaic from The House of Orpheus showing Orpheus playing a lute in the centre with wild African animals surrounding him. From the triclinium or the dining room of the villa looking out across the fertile plains. Volubilis Archaeological Site, near Meknes, Morocco

Roman mosaic from The House of Orpheus showing Orpheus playing a lute in the centre with wild African animals surrounding him. From the triclinium or the dining room of the villa looking out across the fertile plains. Volubilis Archaeological Site, near Meknes, Morocco

Lion Mosaic / Pompeii   No doubt buried beneath ash for a thousand years plus. Vesuvisus erupted in 79 ad

Lion Mosaic / Pompeii No doubt buried beneath ash for a thousand years plus. Vesuvisus erupted in 79 ad

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