Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vatican Sculpture

Moving on from the Sistine, our main interest was the paintings, but we had to linger a bit with the sculptures, mostly 1st or 2nd century Roman copies of now-lost Greek originals.

Belvedere Apollo

Belvedere Hermes

Part of one of several "animal" rooms

A colossal Hercules that once stood in
Pompey's theatre

Nice bowl (seats twelve); nice mosaic

Vicki poses by a statue of the Emperor
Claudius (she's read a lot of Robert Graves

Incredibly beautiful porphyry sarcophagus that held the body
of St. Helen; Constantine's mom, who brought Christianity
into the imperial family; and to all the rest of us

The Verospi Augustus

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