Very beautiful sculptures of Antiquity

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Very beautiful sculptures of Antiquity

 

Statue_de_Juba_II

Photo author: Yves Tennevin  . Source: fr.wikipedia.org

Statue of Juba II – House called the King Moor – 25-23 BC – Bronze – Exposition Splendeurs de Vollubilis (Morocco)

1024px-Tablet_of_Shamash_reliefPhoto author: Prioryman. Source: fr.wikipedia.org

Bas-relief on a stele representing the sun god Shamash, in the form of a divine statue, enthroned in majesty before King Nabu-apla-iddina (King of Babylon 888-855 BC) introduced by a priest and A protective divinity; Between the two, the solar disk symbolizing the god, suspended on an altar


370px-Thermae_boxer_Massimo_Inv1055Source / Photographer:Marie-Lan Nguyen (2009).lv.wikipedia.org

So-called “Thermae boxer”: athlete resting after a boxing match. Bronze, Greek artwork of the Hellenistic era, 3rd-2nd centuries BC (the boulder is modern and replicates the ancient one). From the Thermae of Constantine.


terracotta-army-1864972_960_720Photo author: christels. Source: pixabay.com

The Terracotta Army are the TerraCotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China. The terracotta figures, dating from 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by several local farmers near the Mausouleum of the First China Emperor.


Egypte_louvre_066Photo author: Guillaume Blanchard. Source: fr.wikipedia.org

Pendant in the name of King Osorkon II ( is a pharaoh of Egypt, of the XXII dynasty, from 874 to 850 BC, whose capital is in Tanis, in the northeast of the Nile delta), representing Osiris surrounded by Horus and Isis.


800px-Sarcophagus_Portonaccio_MassimoPhoto author: Jastrow. Source: fr.wikipedia.org

Sarcophagus with battle scene between Romans and Germans. Marble, Roman artwork, 180–190 CE


2213595909_7fb4af58cc_bPhoto author: Dennis Jarvis. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

Stela depicts Waxaklajuun Ub’aah K’awiil (was the 13th ajaw or ruler of the powerful Maya polity associated with the site of Copán in modern Honduras. He ruled from January 2, 695, to May 3, 738.) however there is no clear indication of what the event is that he is dressed for. The date on this stela is for early 732 AD.



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