Giacobbe Giusti, Torcello, Last Judgement

Giacobbe Giusti, Torcello, Last Judgement

Torcello: Last Judgement

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Torcello, Last Judgement

http://wwwbisanzioit.blogspot.it/2014/03/la-basilica-di-smaria-dellassunta_30.html

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Giacobbe Giusti, Treasure of Priam (Gold of Troy)

Giacobbe Giusti, Treasure of Priam (Gold of Troy)

Casket

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Treasure of Priam (Gold of Troy)

 


Memorial plaque with pendants in the shape of a pomegranate fruit

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Treasure of Priam (Gold of Troy)


Great dіadema, earrings

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Treasure of Priam (Gold of Troy)


Brooch-fibula

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Treasure of Priam (Gold of Troy)


Tiara with ornaments in the form of oak leaves

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Treasure of Priam (Gold of Troy)


Nestor Cup

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Treasure of Priam (Gold of Troy)


funeral mask

Heinrich Schliemann mistakenly believed that he had found the treasure of King Priam of Troy. But after a detailed study revealed that the discovery dates back to 2400-2300 years BC and is not related to the ancient king, as he began to rule only through 1000.

https://steemit.com/archeology/@history/treasure-of-priam-gold-of-troy

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Giacobbe Giusti, Santa Maria Nuova cathedral, Monreale, Sicily

Giacobbe Giusti, Santa Maria Nuova cathedral, Monreale, Sicily

 

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Santa Maria Nuova cathedral, Monreale, Sicily

Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily, Italy. Mosaics of the north side of the nave.

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Santa Maria Nuova cathedral, Monreale, Sicily

Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily, Italy. Mosaics of the south side of the nave.

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Santa Maria Nuova cathedral, Monreale, Sicily

Italy, Sicily, Monreale, Cathedral

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Santa Maria Nuova cathedral, Monreale, Sicily

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monreale#The_Cathedral

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Giacobbe Giusti, Head of a statue of emperor Augustus

Giacobbe Giusti, Head of a statue of emperor Augustus

Giacobbe Giusti, Head of a statue of emperor Augustus

Augustus.JPG

 

The bronze head of Augustus from Meroë on display in the British Museum
Material Bronze
Size 46.2 cm high
Created 27-25 BC
Present location British Museum, London
Identification 1911,0901.1

The Meroë Head, or Head of Augustus from Meroë is a larger-than-life-size bronze head that was found in the ancient Nubian site of Meroë in Sudan. Long admired for its striking appearance and perfect proportions, it is now part of the British Museum‘s collection.[1][2]

Discovery

The head was excavated by the British archaeologistJohn Garstang in December 1910 at Meroë, which had been the capital of the Kingdom of Kush for several centuries. The sculpture was found buried beneath a monumental stairway that lead to an altar of victory. This intended insult of burying the statue resulted in the head being well presented[3] after being buried for over 1900 years. The bust was donated to the British Museum by the Sudan Excavation Committee with the support of the National Art Collections Fund in 1911.[4]

Kushite raids

The head had clearly been hacked off a large statue made in honour of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The Greek historian Strabo mentions in his chronicles that numerous towns in Lower Egypt were adorned with statues of Augustus before an invading Kushite army looted many of them in 25 BC. Although the Roman military successfully invaded Kushite territory and reclaimed many statues, they were unable to reach as far south as the Kushite capital itself. The placing of the Emperor’s head below the shrine’s steps was designed to symbolically denigrate the reputation of Augustus in the eyes of the Meroitic aristocracy.[5]

Description

The Meroë Head is larger than life-size and mimics Greek art by portraying Augustus with classical proportions; it was clearly designed to idealise and flatter the Emperor. Made of bronze, the eyes are inset with glass pupils and calcite irises. It is the preservation of the eyes (which are frequently lost in ancient bronze statues) which makes this statue so startlingly realistic. The emperor’s head turns to his right and gazes powerfully into the distance. His hair falls onto his brow in waves that are typical of Augustus’s portraits.[5] The British Museum has several other notable bronze heads of Roman Emperors including an image of Claudius. The heads are thought to have been made locally but based on moulds created in Rome.[5]

 

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Giacobbe Giusti, Sacrificial altar of Tel Beersheva

Giacobbe Giusti,

Sacrificial altar of Tel Beersheva

http://monteprama.blogspot.it/2014/06/quatro-corna-e-un-segno-a.html

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Giacobbe Giusti, Oxus Treasure

Giacobbe Giusti, Oxus Treasure

One of a pair of armlets from the Oxus Treasure, which has lost its inlays of precious stones or enamel

Giacobbe Giusti, Oxus Treasure

Oxus chariot model, from the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan, Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BC. British Museum

 

Giacobbe Giusti, Oxus Treasure

Gold statuettes carrying barsoms, with a rider behind

Giacobbe Giusti, Oxus Treasure

The statuette of the naked Youth

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxus_Treasure

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Giacobbe Giusti, Roman gladiator helmet

Giacobbe Giusti, Roman gladiator helmet

Roman gladiator helmet from Pompeii, Italy, 1st century AD

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Museum#Department_of_Greece_and_Rome

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