Goat beard & Santa Claus / Person holding an ibex and a poppy flower. Low-relief from the m wall of king Sargon II’s palace at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), c. From Paul-Émile Botta’s excavations in
Aurelius Antoninus Pius Divus, Roman Emperor from 138 to 161 CE, adopted son of Hadrian Dondre: This piece caught my eye due the power and presence it exhibited through the potrait of Divus. Roman emperors were truly powerful figures to take heed of.
didoofcarthage: Marble relief with a dancing maenad Roman, Augustan Period, c. 14 (copy of Classical Greek relief)Metropolitan Museum of Art I love the artistry here! The flowing fabric is beautifully done.