09 février 2017

Funerary bust with bilingual inscription, "Marcus Julius Maximus Aristeides, colonist of Berytus," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 1

Funerary bust with bilingual inscription, "Marcus Julius Maximus Aristeides, colonist of Berytus," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 150–250 CE. Limestone. 56 x 47 x 27 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris, AO 1556. Photo: Hervé Lewandowski. © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY Typical of funerary busts from Palmyra, this figure exhibits a hybrid style with realistically carved features influenced by Roman portraiture, although the incised eyebrows arching above distinctive, off-center eyes held in a fixed gaze probably originated from... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2017

Funerary bust with inscription, "Maqî son of M'anî," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, ca. 200 CE

Funerary bust with inscription, "Maqî son of M'anî," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, ca. 200 CE. Limestone. 20.5 x 14.6 x 7.1 in. (52.1 x 36.7 x 17.9 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, 88.AA.50 Detail of funerary bust with inscription, "Maqî son of M'anî," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, ca. 200 CE. Limestone. 20.5 x 14.6 x 7.1 in. (52.1 x 36.7 x 17.9 cm). The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa, 88.AA.50
09 février 2017

Funerary bust: Palmyrene priest, "Mariôn," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 230–250 CE

Funerary bust: Palmyrene priest, "Mariôn," Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 230–250 CE. Limestone. 21.6 x 16.1 in. (55 x 41 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1033. Photo: Ole Haupt. Identified by the Palmyrene inscription on the upper left of the limestone slab, this figure, holding a sprig of laurel, represents the priest Mariôn, whose priestly status is indicated by his modius (official flat-topped hat). In contrast to usual depictions of oval faces on male funerary busts from Palmyra, Mariôn's distinctive narrow face and... [Lire la suite]