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

 


Miletus

July 2, 2011

Miletus turned out to be one of my favorite sites of the trip: sprawling and full of impressive remains but without all the crowds plaguing Ephesus. There is also a nice little museum nearby. [see also my earlier post on Miletus with (somewhat less impressive) photos taken with my phone]

Roman Theater

Remains of the Harbor Monument

Baths of Faustina

Frigidarium

Caldarium

Archaic kouros

Sphinx


Antiquities at the Chazen Museum of Art

March 20, 2011

The Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin in Madison has a nice little collection of Roman art.

Man with scroll, Roman, 3rd century CE

Perhaps Gaius Caesar, 10-5 BCE

Homs, Syria, 5th century CE

Detail of a Roman sarcophagus, 3rd century CE

Homs, Syria, 5th century CE