Rome and Its antiquities-Sagar Jaggia 

The artists of Rome created very diverse art ranging from painting to sculptures to household items. Rome had an habit of adopting creative methods and techniques from other societies and warping them into a unique roman design.  In this gallery you will find a selection of sculptures and vases showing a varying degree of creative adaptation and different roman stories, mythologies, and popular designs. 

This image depicts the roman sculpture in Nimes. In typical roman fashion the subject is presented in the nude. There are three figures here standing in a nonchalant manner staring thoughtfully into the distance. It is common theme in rome to have figures staring thoughtfully or intensely to display a reflection of their personality.
It is very common for romans to have used gods as subjects for their art. In this sculpture you see Vertumnus and Pomona. Vertumnus is a god that can change his appearance and Pomona was a nymph of fruit. This sculpture specifically addresses where Vertumnus reveals himself as a god to Pomona. This is said to be the beginning of a great love between the two. The color on the sculpture is made of darker stone than typical roman statues but still tells a story like all other roman art pieces and the cupid indicates the love.
This is a piece of a bronze statue from Rome. The sword hilt is said to be a type carried by an emperor or other powerful person during that time. The attention to detail on the way that the sword is carried by the hand and the placement of the fingers is a typical detail included by many roman creators.
It was very common to see a bust of a powerful person. This is a sculpture of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. The bust is meant to celebrate and highlight the personality and deep thoughtfulness of the philosopher turned emperor. There has been a great amount of attention given to the details of the hair versus the face. This brings out a great contrast in texture and makes it a more appealing piece.
Roman was a waring empire and spent great fortune erecting statues and monuments showing this. This a statue of a typical roman soldier and his equipment for battle. Obviously he was of importance due the plume on his helmet.
This is an amphora made from different colors of glass. The colors used are purple, white, yellow and blue. It was common to make this kind of art in multiple stages or pieces such as the body, handles, or foot at different times. Together they create a stunning and useful piece of art. This appears to have a very intense pattern due to the reason that it was broken it was put back together.
This vase was also made in multiple parts. It is called a rhyton because the long slender bottom of the amphora is actually a spout and was used to pour liquids out. This is an uncommon find due to many of them not surviving history. The spout was used to aerate and pour wine. As typical with these having finite pattern and texture is common and reflective with the status of the home that they were in.
The body of this amphora is one piece and includes vertical grooves. The handles are made from a similar pale green glass and were attached to a bulb. Although the texture in the amphora visually looks rough we know it was made from glass so its most likely to be smooth in feel.
Again, one can see rome's appreciation for the nude human body. This is Venus a goddess of Rome depicted as a statuette. The original statue did not survive but it was so popular that rome and the rest of the world made multiple copies. In this statue the goddess is disrobing and preparing to bathe.
Vases decorated with the human head are typically found in Northern Africa. Head vases were typical of the cult of Bacchus and this one is of a satyr grinning mischievously. Olithresis was a possible creator of this piece and there is possibly a deeper meaning of the artwork than what appears to be on the surface. The major difference here is that this piece of art was made out of clay rather than glass which was popular for vases due to its ability to appear iridescent.
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