empire muses

Roman marble sculpture of the Trojan prince Ganymede, abducted by Zeus/Jupiter to serve as cupbearer to the gods.  Only the head is original, and comes from a statue group representing Ganymede’s abduction; the bust and pedestal are modern additions.  The pose is a mirror image of a sculpture of Paris by the 4th cent. BCE Greek sculptor Euphranor, hence the incorrect identification on the pedestal.  Artist unknown; 2nd cent. CE.  Found near the tomb of Caecilia Metella on the Via Appia, south of Rome; now in the Louvre.

anonymous asked:

You are a weird child... You smile and yet your eyes are so cold and sadistic..I think you're fake..just like your kindness.

“I’m afraid if you are trying to make me feel bad, it’s not really working.” Albert gave a wry smile with a playful shrug to the Anon. “You are correct on the other hand, but maybe the word ‘protective’ is the right word instead of ‘sadistic’, ‘cold’. But faking kindness? You must be mistaken! Hah! My kindness is real.” The nation added, with a warmer smile appeared on his face.