Monday, May 23, 2011

Capitoline Museum II

Reliefs like this beautiful example have
provided historians with many clues about
Roman history, architecture, et cetera





















Over-sized Mars, a very popular god with the
Romans




















The dying Gaul; a favorite subject in Hellenistic and Roman
art; but always executed with empathy















Muy importante: the Lex de Imperio
Vespasiani, a hugely important tablet,
historically, that set forth the roles, duties,
and rights of the emperor





















A beautiful marble Amazon (sans Kindle)



















Incredible things done with marble















Pink marble Dionysus



















In the Hall of the Philosophers (all bearded, of course) 















Capitoline Venus



















In the Tabularium, the archives of ancient Rome















And, after a modest dinner in the area, back to the Metro
Colosseo

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