Augustus of Primaporta,
ca. 1st century CE
standard pose of a roman orator. contrapposto and canonical proportions. physical prime of youth. however his face is rendered with the kind of details that make this portrait an easily recognizable likeness
Ara Pacis Augustae, 13-9 BCE
roman traditions and greek classical influence
processional friezes on the exterior sides of the enclosure wall
Gemma Augustea, onyx, early 1st century CE
onyx cameo (gemstone carved in low relief)
emperor crowned with a victor's wreath sits at the center right of the upper register. Jupiter, king of the Gods.
Street Plan of Pompeii
temples and government buildings surrounded a main square, or forum; shops and houses lined mostly straight, paved streets; and a protective wall enclosed the heart of the city. the forum was the center of civic life in Roman cities. business was conducted in its basilicas and porticos, religious duties performed in its temples and speeches delivered in its open square.
House of the the Vettii, Pompeii,
surrounded on three sides by a portico which protected a large cistern on one side that supplied the house and garden with water.
Wall Paintings, Ixion Room, House of the Vettii, Pompeii
complex combination of painted fantasies fills the walls of reception room off the peristyle garden. base of walls holds a lavish fried of simulated colored marble imitating the actual stone veneers that are found in some roman residences. above that are broad areas of pure red or white(dado). pictures of greek mythology
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