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Images Dated 21st August 2012

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Fragment of a Capital with Scenes from Mary's Infancy Featured 21 Aug 2012 Image

Fragment of a Capital with Scenes from Mary's Infancy

491496 Fragment of a Capital with Scenes from Mary's Infancy, workshop of The Cathedral of Monopoli, early 1100s (fine-grained limestone)
by Italian School, (12th century); without base h:26.70 w:33.00 d:22.90 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: This sculpture relates stylistically with architrave figures from the facade of Monopoli's cathedral. It is especially similar to a capital there featuring the prophet Daniel. The figure pouring water on the left probably represents an attendant in the Birth of the Virgin. The remaining figures depict the subject of the Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple. Their exquisite sculptural character gives this fragment major importance in the study of Romanesque sculpture in Apulia.
); John L. Severance Fund; Italian, out of copyright

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Warrior Fighting a Dragon, c.1170-1180 (gilded copper, champleve enamel) Featured 21 Aug 2012 Image

Warrior Fighting a Dragon, c.1170-1180 (gilded copper, champleve enamel)

491424 Warrior Fighting a Dragon, c.1170-1180 (gilded copper, champlevA© enamel)
by Romanesque, (12th century); h:6.50 d:0.30 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: This gilded copper medallion features an enameled representation of a youthful warrior fighting a winged dragon. As no inscription accompanies the scene, the young hero's identity remains unknown. It may depict the Arthurian hero Tristan fighting the dragon of Ireland - an epic poem titled Tristan gained popularity at the Plantagenet court of Henry II in England shortly before the medallion was created.
); Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund; out of copyright

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Herakles Epitrapezios (Hercules of the Table), 1-100 (marble) Featured 21 Aug 2012 Image

Herakles Epitrapezios (Hercules of the Table), 1-100 (marble)

491493 Herakles Epitrapezios (Hercules of the Table), 1-100 (marble)
by Roman Imperial Period (27 BC-476 AD); h:43.2 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: The Roman poets Martial and Statius mention a bronze statuette made by the master Greek sculptor Lysippos. It depicted the Greek hero Herakles seated on a large rock and holding a drinking cup and was created for Alexander the Great, who carried it with him on his military campaigns; Alexander and his father, Philip, claimed Herakles as an ancestor. Later the work was acquired by the highly respected Roman art collector Novius Vindex. The statuette is called epitrapezios (on the table) because it was designed to be displayed on a tabletop. Many copies were made to meet the demand of Roman collectors, who revered classical Greek art as a singular standard of excellence. The Cleveland version is a high-quality Roman marble copy.
); Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund; out of copyright

© Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund / Bridgeman Images