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Portrait of Richard II, full-length, facing the viewer, holding his sceptre and his orb, seated on a throne, with a small beard and moustache and a crown over his curling hair, dressed in an ermine-lined mantle with a jewelled collar over a robe embroidered with flowers and crowned 'R's; illustration to Carter's "Specimens of ancient Sculpture and Painting" (1786) Hand-coloured etching  © The Trustees of the British Museum

Portrait of Richard II, full-length, facing the viewer, holding his sceptre and his orb, seated on a throne, with a small beard and moustache and a crown over his curling hair, dressed in an ermine-lined mantle with a jewelled collar over a robe embroidered with flowers and crowned 'R's; illustration to Carter's "Specimens of ancient Sculpture and Painting" (1786) Hand-coloured etching © The Trustees of the British Museum

1953 - "Le Corna" (The Horns) by Herbert List | Trastevere (Roma) // Herbert List (b. 7 October 1903 to a prosperous business family in Hamburg, the son of Luise & Felix List – 4 April 1975)  German photographer, who worked for mags., including "Vogue," "Harper's Bazaar" &  "Life" & was associated w/ Magnum Photos. His austere, classically posed black-&-white compositions, particularly of male nudes, taken in Italy & Greece have been highly formative for modern photography, w/ contemporary…

1953 - "Le Corna" (The Horns) by Herbert List | Trastevere (Roma) // Herbert List (b. 7 October 1903 to a prosperous business family in Hamburg, the son of Luise & Felix List – 4 April 1975) German photographer, who worked for mags., including "Vogue," "Harper's Bazaar" & "Life" & was associated w/ Magnum Photos. His austere, classically posed black-&-white compositions, particularly of male nudes, taken in Italy & Greece have been highly formative for modern photography, w/ contemporary…

Head of a granite statue of a Queen (Nefertiti of Merit-Aten). New Kingdom.  Neferneferuaten Nefertiti (ca. 1370-1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc.

Head of a granite statue of a Queen (Nefertiti of Merit-Aten). New Kingdom. Neferneferuaten Nefertiti (ca. 1370-1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc.

For centuries, Lucius Cornelius Sulla has been reviled as a maniacal tyrant who defiled the Roman constitution and instituted bloody purges, but some modern historians assert that he has been judged too harshly. They present him as a republican champion who predominantly acted out of necessity and often with the best of intentions. As always, the truth is more complex.  Sulla was born in 138 BCE to a Patrician family that had become largely insignificant. (Info by Marc Hyden) -- AHE

For centuries, Lucius Cornelius Sulla has been reviled as a maniacal tyrant who defiled the Roman constitution and instituted bloody purges, but some modern historians assert that he has been judged too harshly. They present him as a republican champion who predominantly acted out of necessity and often with the best of intentions. As always, the truth is more complex. Sulla was born in 138 BCE to a Patrician family that had become largely insignificant. (Info by Marc Hyden) -- AHE

Ancestral Bust, Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Dynasty: Dynasty 19, early, Date: ca. 1320–1237 B.C., Geography: Possibly from Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Medium: Painted limestone.-'During the Ramesside Period busts of family ancestors were set into niches in the walls of houses of the village of Deir el Medina, or placed in tombs in the cemeteries there.'

Ancestral Bust, Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Dynasty: Dynasty 19, early, Date: ca. 1320–1237 B.C., Geography: Possibly from Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Medium: Painted limestone.-'During the Ramesside Period busts of family ancestors were set into niches in the walls of houses of the village of Deir el Medina, or placed in tombs in the cemeteries there.'

Roman Lady from Cerveteri (profile)  Roman marble portrait of a woman, dating from the period of Augustus (thus from ca. 31 BCE to 14 CE). Note the similarity of the hairstyle to portraits of Livia. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek inv. 1282 It has been suggested that the portrait represents Octavia Minor, or at least a woman who is a member of the imperial Augustan family (see comments in V. Poulsen. 1961. Les Portraits Romains, vol. 1 Copenhagen: pg. 76 (cat. no. 41).

Roman Lady from Cerveteri (profile) Roman marble portrait of a woman, dating from the period of Augustus (thus from ca. 31 BCE to 14 CE). Note the similarity of the hairstyle to portraits of Livia. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek inv. 1282 It has been suggested that the portrait represents Octavia Minor, or at least a woman who is a member of the imperial Augustan family (see comments in V. Poulsen. 1961. Les Portraits Romains, vol. 1 Copenhagen: pg. 76 (cat. no. 41).

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