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Perseus, son of Danae (daughter of the King of Argos) is famed in Greek mythology for defeating (beheading Medusa) and freeing Andromeda from a sea monster or Titan released by the god Poseidon.

Benvenuto Cellini’s 1545 bronze sculpture of Perseus and the head of Medusa on a square base with bronze relief panels is located in the Loggia dei Lanzi of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, Italy.

Perseus with the Head of Medusa - Cellini, 1545

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Benvenuto Cellini -Florence, Italie / Perseus with the Head of Medusa, Piazza della Signoria in Florence , Italy Version Voyages, www.

FIRENZE...Piazza della Signoria - ITALIA

Perseus with the Head of Medusa ~ Piazza della Signoria ♦ Firenze, Italy- LadyLuxury

Greek Muses In ancient Greece. The 9 Muses were considered sources of knowledge and providers of inspiration to creators of literature and art. Calliope (Epic Poetry) Clio (History) Erato (Love Poetry) Euterpe (Music) Melpomene (Tragedy) Polyhymnia (Hymns and sacred poetry) Terpsichore (Dance) Thalia (Comedy) Urania (Astronomy)

Greek Muses In ancient Greece. Calliope (Epic Poetry) Clio (History) Erato (Love Poetry) Euterpe (Music) Melpomene (Tragedy) Polyhymnia (Hymns and sacred poetry) Terpsichore (Dance) Thalia (Comedy) Urania (Astronomy)

Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace, Greek statue (marble), 2nd century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Has anyone noticed that Nike statues are always headless? of Victory! Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace, Greek statue (marble), century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

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Greek Mythology - The 12 Olympians

Mattei Athena wearing a himation, century AD Roman copy of a century BC Greek original attributed to Cephisodotos or Euphranor, the Louvre/ An architechture piece, she is wearing a draped garment. Very lose fitted.

460 - 450 B.C. | Riace Bronze/ Poseidon/ eye whites were made of ivory & the irises were inlaid jewels

Head of one of the Riace Bronzes, full sized ancient Greek statues of warriors dated to BC

Artemis Dreaming — Archangel Michael conquering the Devil Hamburg,.

Mount Olympus ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring percy jackson

Some of the first stories I ever heard were tales of the gods and goddesses of Greek and Roman mythology. - now this is a castle

polesta:  ☁ Fresh ✕ Fashion ✕ Urban ✕ Nature ✕ Luxury ✕ Royal ☁

Sculpture by the oracle of Delphi

Lovely statue carved into the Louvre

Caryatid, Louvre, "maidens of Karyai", an ancient town of Peloponnese, Greece. Karyai had a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis in her aspect of Artemis Karyatis

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise Cemetery-the statue on this tomb is art, to me. It is hauntingly beautiful.

Bronze wrestler

So-called “Thermae boxer”: athlete resting after a boxing match. Bronze, Greek artwork of the Hellenistic era, centuries BC (the boulder is modern and replicates the ancient one). From the Thermae of Constantine. (was lucky enough to see this in Rome.

La Piedad.Miguel Angel.Vaticano.

La Pietà di Michelangelo, San Pietro, Roma ✔️July This incredible statute needs to be seen in person to really see what Michaelangelo carved out of Carrera marble!

thingswoolike:  Satyr, Capitoline Museum, Rome via pinterest.com/wonkawonka

Faun - of Roman mythology often associated with enchanted woods Greek god Pan Art - Capitoline Museum, Rome

d&g my favorite bed time story as a kid

ITALIA - fabforgottennobility: Perseo - Benvenuto Cellini by Mario Lanini

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