Sunday, May 27, 2018

Palermo's National Archaeological Museum, 2

Continuing our afternoon at Palermo's national archaeological museum...
Standard mseasure

A central courtyard has been converted to a representation of Selinunte's Temple C;
here are some of the down-spouts; pre-Christian gargoyles...

Painted, in classical times

Temple C re-imagination; 5th century BC

Representation, in situ

Actual Gorgon shards

The usual togas

But now, something completely different: a "slipper" bath-tub


Even as western Mediterranean colonists, the Greeks were great partyers

Colossal statues

Ancient Ratatouille

Super-sized sarcophohus

And, lastly, a foot from the Elgin Marbles; stealthfully acquired


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