Ambivalent Auras (Classical Contrasts) – 39

Three figures added from the Museum of Classical Archaeology’s cast collection.


Frankfurt Athena (Minerva): From a Roman copy of a bronze original group of Athena and Marsyas, of c.450 BCE.  Purchased from Dresden in 1970.

Sleeping Ariadne: Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze original.  The theme shown here is that of the troubled sleep the Ariadne endures. Purchased from the Louvre in 1884.

Antinous as Dionysos: The Emperor Hadrian had made a number of sculptures of Antinous in the guise of various gods.  Roman original in marble and bronze of the 2nd century CE.  Transferred from the Fitzwilliam Museum in 1884.
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