God

Le Dieu de Coligny

The God of Coligny

The God of Coligny is a bronze at the Museum of Gallo-Roman civilization in Lyon – Fourvière. This Statue was discovered in 1897 in the town of Coligny, it was made around the 1st century…


Hercule

The gilt bronze statue of Hercules

The gilt bronze statue of Hercules in the Capitoline Museum in Rome shows him whit the golden apple of the Hesperides in his left hand, a fruit that is also associate to Heracles in the…


Figurine votive romaine

Roman Votive Miniatures

God, athlete or family member The votive figurines have existed since prehistoric times but will take their large scale expansions among the Greeks. Made of terracotta, the Tanagras had a craze that exceeded the borders…


La Déposition

The deposition – Pieter Van Mol

The deposition. Pieter van Mol was a Flemish painter born in Antwerp in 1599 and died in Paris on April 8, 1650. Between the Flemish and French painting schools, he is one of the 12…


Statuette de Bacchus

Statuette of Bacchus

Bacchus (Greek, Dionysus) is the god of fertility and wine. His cult is associated with wild rituals, sensual and unbridled, where sex and drunkenness often hold a large place. Despite the decree adopted by the…


Apollon archaïque

Archaic Apollo with a griffin

This sculpture of Apollo accompanied by a griffin was discovered in the house of Menander in Pompeii. This house probably belonged to a certain Quintus Poppeus who was related to Nero’s second wife, Poppea. Despite…


Apollon Chigi

Apollo Chigi

The original Greek sculptures are limited and very rare, often very damaged and sometimes having only a written description of their existence, thats why most representations of Greek statue in smaller museums are Roman immitations…