Chavin blackware stirrup spout vessel, Paracas, south coastal Peru, c1000-6000 BC
Chavin blackware stirrup spout vessel, Paracas, south coastal Peru, c1000-6000 BC. The vessel has a trophy head modelled below the spout. A concentric circle motif on the forehead of the trophy head is repeated on the body of the vessel. From an early period when the Paracas region was still ruled by the Chavin, this rare vessel retains the original pigments on the head. From the David Bernstein Gallery, New York.
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The multi-headed monster Typhon, Ancient Greek, from the period of Solon, c640-560 BC
The multi-headed monster Typhon, Ancient Greek, from the period of Solon, c640-560 BC. Porous limestone and pigment figure from the Hecatompedon (the old Parthenon) of Athens. The multi-headed monster Typhon whose torso terminate in the body of a dragon. He holds birds, sparks of fire and stylised waves in his hands. From the Acropolis Museum, Athens.
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'The grief of the sister of Horatius, c1912 (1912). Artist: Ernest Dudley Heath
'The grief of the sister of Horatius, c1912 (1912). 'When she saw Horatius wearing on his shoulders the cloak of her betrothed, she broke into bitter sobs'. After the appointment of the third king of Rome Tullus Hostilius (673 BC-642 BC), Roman and Alban countrymen quarrelled escalating to a battle. Tullus sent three Roman champions, the Horatii brothers and the Alban king Mettius sent three brothers named Curiatii. The Roman champion Publius Horatius was triumphant in killing the Curiatii. Upon returning to Rome Horatius was cursed by his sister for killing her betrothed, to which Horatius replied So perish the Roman Maiden who shall weep for her country's enemy, killing her with his sword. Horatius was sentenced to death for the crime. However, after making a final plea to the people he was set free. From The Story of Rome, by Mary MacGregor. [Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., 1912]
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