A pilaster statue of Minerva or Victory in a museum at Ostia Antica, Italy, October 2014.
Update, Feb. 6: I find this interesting because it looks so much like an angel from Christian art.
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An early Christian basilica at Ostia, the ancient harbor city of Rome.
The sign with the info.
A walk through the early Christian basilica in Ostia, the ancient port city of Rome.
I’m guessing this was the altar area.
To the left and behind the altar-looking area.
Looking back toward the entrance from the space in the previous photo.
Looking down the main aisle, back toward the entrance.
At the “front” of the basilica.
What stories they could tell.
One of my favorite photos from my visits to the British Museum: A terracotta animal in Mesopotamian/Babylonian collection at the British Museum; photo taken on Dec. 30, 2009.
Sadie & me in front of the Lion of Knidos, inside the British Museum, Dec. 30, 2009
Photos taken at the British Museum on Dec. 30, 2009.
April 20, 2013 in art, arts, British Museum, culture, history, imagination
Tagged 1st century AD, Afghanistan, Ahriman, ancient, bronze, dragons, history, Roman, Zoroastrianism
“Black-figured with a sphinx and a bird … about 500-550 BC From Marion, Cyprus.” Photo taken at the British Museum on Jan. 8, 2010.