Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Naples Archaeological Museum

Sculpture is well represented in marble:

Apollo seated with lyre:
 Athena Promachos:


The Farenese Bull - dating to the 3rd century B.C., this sculpture tells the  terrible story of  Dirce, the first wife of Lykos, King of Thebes, being tied to an enraged bull by Amphion and Zethus, two brothers who were avenging the abuse of their mother, Antiope (abandoned by Lykos).

Rear view:

Antiope, curiously unmoved:
 Hercules, wearied by his second-to-last labor and not much looking forward to the last:


Kneeling Barbarian:

 Ptolemy Apion:

Leaning Aphrodite:

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