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18 Comments CherryPie on Feb 17th 2012

This column from Rome, Italy was erected in AD 13 and the original column is marble.
From Wiki:
The original column in Rome is some 30m high and included an internal spiral staircase which led to a platform at the top. The cast is of the huge pedestal and the entire column, but excludes the [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 16th 2010

Info from the V&A:
Thomas Banks 1735 – 1805
Thetis dipping Achilles in the River Styx
Thetis, a sea nymph, dips her newly born son, Achilles into the River Styx.  She hoped the sacred waters would protect him, but Achilles was eventually killed when an arrow struck his heel, the one part of his body left vulnerable.  The [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 14th 2010