The Chimera of Arezzo, one of the best examples of Etruscan art we have today. The bronze was crafted around 400 BCE. It was buried with a horde of other bronzes sometime in antiquity, presumably to keep them safe. The horde was safe (and forgotten) until its re-discovery in 1553.
This week I filmed a look using warm eyeshadows with a beautiful Champagne shimmer!
In the flesh these colours are so much more true to Rose & Champagne in hue, but they have photographed a little bronzy, due to my change of lighting.
A musical instrument composed of two vertical bars with spiraled terminals as resonators, with eleven bronze springs coiled around connecting pins.
Chalcophones appear in both Phoenician and South Italian Greek contexts during the Archaic Period. They are associated with burials and funerary practices, particularly female grave sites. They are thought to have been played like a multi-toned cymbal. (similar example)
Roman Bronze Figurine of Mars Ultor (the Avenger) with Silver Inlay, 2nd-3rd Century AD
The Emperor Augustus created the cult of “Mars the Avenger” to mark two occasions: his defeat of the assassins of Caesar at Philippi in 42 BC, and the negotiated return of the Roman battle standards that had been lost to the Parthians at the Battle of Carrhae in 53 BC. The Temple of Mars Ultor (photo) was dedicated in 2 BC in the center of the Forum of Augustus. The new temple became the point of departure for magistrates as they left for military campaigns abroad and Augustus required the Senate to meet at the temple when deliberating questions of war and peace.
Mars Ultor is usually depicted wearing a cuirass and helmet and standing in a “martial pose,” leaning on a lance he holds in his right hand (now missing, along with his arm). He also usually holds a shield in his left hand (also missing in the present example). During the 2nd and 3rd centuries, the cult of Mars Ultor was most important among the deities honored in Roman military camps.