Hadrian's Villa, Museum, Roman art, Roman Mythology, Roman villa

Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Statue of a satyr in red marble

This month’s sculpture from Hadrian’s Villa is a red-marble statue of a satyr, the so-called "Fauno rosso" (red faun). The Fauno rosso depicts a satyr, follower of Dionysus, the god of wine. He is depicted entirely nude apart from a nebris (faun skin) knotted on the right shoulder and hanging down over his left shoulder. The satyr… Continue reading Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Statue of a satyr in red marble

Hadrian's Villa, Italy, Museum, Roman Mythology

Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Statue of the young god Hermes, known as ‘Capitoline Antinous’

This month’s sculpture from Hadrian’s Villa is a marble statue of a young nude, the so-called 'Capitoline Antinous'. It was found in 1723/24 during the time when Giuseppe Fede was undertaking the earliest concerted excavations at the Villa Adriana. However its exact provenance within the Villa is unknown. Considering that this work was found at… Continue reading Art and sculptures from Hadrian’s Villa: Statue of the young god Hermes, known as ‘Capitoline Antinous’

Roman Mythology

Gods and Goddesses: the Immortals depicted on Roman oil lamps

While on a four day trip to explore the Limes Germanicus, I ended up visiting the Staatliche Antikensammlungen (Museum of antiquities) and the Glyptothek in Munich due to poor weather conditions.The Museum of antiquities in Munich is currently hosting the “Immortal - Gods of Greece” exhibition. This one-year-round exhibition (now extended to 19 January 2014) presents a vibrant range of divine… Continue reading Gods and Goddesses: the Immortals depicted on Roman oil lamps