Classically-themed paintings from the Legion of Honor

November 30, 2011

Entrance to the Palace of the Legion of Honor

Ruins with a Sybil by Giovanni Paolo Panini, 1731

Ruins with a prophet by Giovanni Paolo Panini, 1731

 

Lucretia by Joos van Cleve, ca. 1525

Detail of Jacopo di Arcangelo's Brutus and Portia, ca. 1485

Tivoli at Sunset by Gellée, ca. 1643

Diana and Endymion by Dandré-Bardon, 1726 CE

 

Detail of a Roman scene by Pierre-Henri de Valenciennes, ca. 1788 CE

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Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco

November 29, 2011

The Palace of the Legion of Honor has a nice little collection of classical antiquities.

Season sarcophagus, ca. 270 CE

 

Glass flasks, Roman, Eastern Mediterranean

 

Torso of Hermes, 2nd century CE

 

Figurine of a dancing woman, Sicily, 2nd century BCE

 

Cycladic figure, ca. 2500 BCE

Asklepios, 2nd century BCE