Italy

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…


Statuette d'un athlète ou d'un guerrier

Statuette of an athlete or warrior

There is little information about this heroic sculpture except that it comes from the House of Scientists in Pompeii. Statuette of an athlete or a warrior? This is the title given to him at 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…


Jules César

Bronze statue of Julius Caesar in Rome

This bronze statue of Julius Caesar is located at the Roman Forum in Rome. Often represented as a middle-aged man with a balding pattern, this one represents him as a young general triumphing in ceremonial…


Fontaine de Neptune

Neptune Fountain by Bartolomeo Ammannati

The Neptune Fountain is located at the entrance of Piazza della Signoria in Florence. This work is by Bartolomeo Ammannati with the participation of his students including Il Giambologna. Nicknamed Il Biancone by the Florentines…