ancient beauties

Fragmentary colossal marble head of a youth
Greek, Hellenistic period, 2nd century B.C.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Although this extraordinary head has long been known, its function and importance have only recently been understood.  The youth, with long curling locks and a brooding expression, was originally part of a draped bust set into a marble roundel almost four feet in diameter.  It is probably among the earliest known sculptures of this type (imagines clipeatae) in marble and over life-size in scale.  It would have been one of several that adorned the walls of a particular grand space in the gymnasium of ancient Pergamon.  He may represent a young god or possibly Alexander the Great.  Even in its damaged condition, the head exemplifies the combination of sensitivity and presence characteristic of the finest Hellenistic Pergamene sculpture.

2 fools inlove
  • zelda: the stars look beautiful tonight.
  • link: *nods*
  • zelda: do you know what else is beautiful?
  • link: *heart racing fast and blushing like crazy* what?
  • zelda: *leans in*
  • zelda: *smiles back at him*
  • zelda: *whispers* ancient sheikah technology
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Art I found of the manga I shared the other day.Tomofuji yuu’s new fantasy romance manga “Niehime to kemono no ou”. With chapters 3 chapters already translated, it’s turning out to be really good. I’m a sucker for Beauty and the beast like stories and interspecies romance, and this almost as good as Mahou tsukai no yome and I love it.

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`Η φύσις οὐδὲν μάτην ποιεῖ