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Life and Death in Rome Medea Sarcophagus (-140) (140 BCE)

Medea, granddaughter of the sun god Helios and daughter of the king of Colchis, on the far side of the Black Sea, used her magical powers to help the Argonauts gain the Golden Fleece and fell in love with their leader, Jason. On returning home to Iolcus, the hero handed the trophy to his uncle Pelias, who still refused him his royal inheritance. After Medea tricked Pelias' daughter into murdering ...
Altes Museum, Berlin | Etruscan and Roman Art | Life and Death in Rome Medea Sarcophagus 140 BCEDetails Unknown.jpg



Roman Villas - Luxury as a Lifestyle Centaur Mosaic (130 BCE - 120 BCE) ()

The centaur mosaic was found in the 18th century on the site of the sprawling, luxurious villa complex near Tivoli that once belonged to the Roman emperor Hadrian. The mosaic was found in situ along with other smaller ones that bore depictions of landscapes, animals and masks. The relatively small central panel (emblema) formed part of the floor decoration for the dining room (triclinium) in the m ...
Altes Museum, Berlin | Etruscan and Roman Art | Roman Villas - Luxury as a Lifestyle Centaur Mosaic (130 BCE - 120 BCE)Details Unknown.jpg



Chest Of Sarcophagus; Lion Hunt 240BC ()

From the 2nd to the 4th century, many Romans were laid to rest in a marble coffin with relief decoration, known as a sarcophagus. The word means ‘flesh-eater’ in Greek.The Glyptotek has a large collection of sarcophagi from tombs in Rome itself. The reliefs show a variety of motifs: Greek myths, flying Cupids and processions with the god of wine, Dionysus, are common. Lion hunts are ra ...
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Chest Of Sarcophagus; Lion Hunt 240Details Unknown artist.jpg



Enthroned Woman With Infants (-298 - -198) ()

The enthroned woman holds four babies in her lap while breast-feeding the uppermost. The figure is one of many of the type discovered in a sanctuary at Capua in Campania. The sanctuary was consecrated to a fertility or mother goddess, possibly Fortuna or Juno. The exact intention of the donor is uncertain. This may be a case of a gift offered in gratitude for a successful birth or as a votive in h ...
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Enthroned Woman With Infants (-298 - -198)Details Unknown artist.jpg



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