Aphrodite riding a dolphin | Aphrodite riding a dolphin over the sea. The sweeping movement of the cloth, far over the head of the goddess, represents the speed of the movement. Terracotta from Myrina, Greece, 1st cen. BC From the exhibition “Die Unsterblichen Götter Griechenlands” Munich. Antikensammlungen
The statue of the "Piraeus Athena" in the Archaeological Museum of Piraeus (Athens). The work has been given to either Kephisodotos or Euphranor (4th century B.C.), or deemed to be a Hellenistic-era creation in classicizing style. Picture by Giovanni Dall'Orto
measure for all male beauty: Hermes // Praxiteles, Ancient Olympia, Greece
Vishnu Mounted on Garuda, early 9th century. Central Vietnam. Lent by Musée National des Arts Asiatiques–Guimet, Paris (MA3572) | The theme of Vishnu riding his celestial vehicle, the mythical eagle Garuda, was rarely represented in mainland Southeast Asia before the tenth century, when it became popular in Angkorian-period temple art. #LostKingdoms
Head of a Ruler, ca. 2300–2000 B.C. Iran or Mesopotamia. The identity of this lifesize head and where it was created remain a mystery. The expert craftsmanship, innovative technology, and the use of copper alloy, a very costly material, suggest that it represents a king or an elite person.
This Article explains how Eros, represented as sexual love, affected Ancient Greece. Specifically Socrates, believing him to be Pederastic with his student Plato.