TURKISH WEDDING TUNIC, 19th C. Aubergine velvet having heavy gold metallic satin stitch embroidery with stylized carnations and scrolling foliage, lace trim at cuffs, neckline and hem, muslin lined. Bust 38, length 55. Shoulders slightly oxidized, few broken threads
The bronze Boxer of Quirinal or Terme Boxer ,a Hellenistic Greek sculpture dated around 330 B.C. The National Museum of Rome.Discovered on the slopes of the Quirinal possibly from the remains of the Baths of Constantine.A masterpiece of Hellenistic athletic professionalism, with a top-heavy over-muscled torso and scarred face, cauliflower ears, broken nose, and a mouth suggesting broken teeth.