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Dopo il restauro finanziato da mecenati e cittadini, la Nike di Samotracia ritrova il suo posto al Louvre, in cima alla celebre scalinata Daru. La Vittoria alata, scultura greca e opera d’arte simbolo del Louvre di Parigi, ha trascorso gli ultimi 10 mesi sotto i ‘ferri’ dei restauratori, tra cure…

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Gargoyle of the Day: Quito, Ecuador

In South America, Quito Cathedral in Ecuador has a collection of gargoyles. In this case however, rather than the traditional figures we’re used to seeing, the Quito gargoyles depict the native animals of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

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Herculaneum: Marble statue of Athena Promachos (Athena who fights in the front line). Villa of the Papyri

OLD KINGDOM SCULPTURE: The Seated Scribe, from a mastaba tomb at Saqqara. Dynasty V. c. 2500-2400 BCE. Louvre Museum. The most lifelike of Egyptian sculpture. Scribes were of high status but not royal, thus their images could seem less god-like and more human. Click on the link for a good audio description of the sculpture.

The Venus Kallipygos or Aphrodite Kallipygos (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη Καλλίπυγος), also known as the Callipygian Venus, all literally meaning "Venus (or Aphrodite) of the beautiful buttocks",[1] is an Ancient Roman marble statue, thought to be a copy of an older Greek original.

Ancient Greek & Roman Sculpture: Poseidon of Artemisium ca460BC, Athens An emerging interest in Greek Mythology, particularly the story around Poseidon-Medusa-Perseus-Pegasus brings me to Poseidon. Strong, bearded, aggressive, eyes lowered to subjects, ready to strike- he seems the god he is depicting.

4th C. B.C.E. Athena of Piraeus" over life-size bronze statue wearing a heavy Peplos and Corintinian helmet is a power image Yet- Her gentle expression, her relaxed contrapposto stance and extended arm shows a new air of approachability not seen in the archaic period. Classical period, Greece