Arch of Titus. Rome. Italy
Roman Art. Arch of Titus. Erected in the year 81 to commemorate the conquest of Titus against the Jews. It features carved scenes of the conquest and subsequent destruction of Jerusalem (AD 70). Via Sacra. Roman Forum. Rome. Italy.
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Roman columns, 1889. Creator: W & AK Johnston
Roman columns, 1889. Examples of various types of column from classical buildings in Rome: 1. Corinthian, from the Temple of Mars Ultor; 2. Composite, from the Arch of Titus; 3. Ionic, from the Temple of Fortuna Virilis; 4. Doric, from the Theatre of Marcellus. In the Corinthian order, the capitals of the columns are decorated with acanthus leaves. The Composite order is a combination of Ionic and Corinthian capitals. The Ionic capital features a scroll-shaped ornament known as a volute, sometimes compared to rams' horns. The Doric is the oldest and simplest of the classical orders and has a very plain capital. From the 9th edition of the "Encyclopaedia Britannica", 1889.
Attic Red-Figure Volute Krater
Attic Red-Figure Volute Krater; Attributed to Kleophrades Painter and a pupil, Greek (Attic), active 505 - 475 B.C.; Athens, Greece, Europe; 480 - 470 B.C.; Terracotta; Object (body, top of volutes): 56.7 to 56.9 x 37.4 cm (22 5/16 to 22 3/8 x 14 3/4 in.), Object (rim): 49.7 to 50.6 x 40.9 to 41.1 cm (19 9/16 to 19 15/16 x 16 1/8 to 16 3 1/6 in.), Object (foot): 20.3 cm (8 in.)
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