Statue of Zeus in Ancient Olympia
Statue of Zeus in Olympia., coloured historical artwork. This statue was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and was 12 metres high inside the Temple of Zeus in Olympia, Greece. It was carved by the great sculptor Phidias and inlaid with ivory, ebony, gold and precious stones. The Olympic Games are thought to have originated in Olympia in 766 BC and had great religious importance, with contests alternating with sacrifices and ceremonies in honour of the god Zeus. The victors of the games were given wreaths made from the branches of an olive tree (left) that grew next to the Temple of Zeus (right). Artwork published in The Picture Magazine (1894).
© SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Medal commemorating Wellington and von Blucher
Silver medal commemorating the Duke of Wellington and Field Marshal von Blucher 1815; J N Lang (1776-1835), Vienna and Austria, 1815 (c).Obverse, struck: portrait busts of Wellington, left, and Blucher, right, facing each other; medallists name at the bottom edge.Reverse, struck: figure of Victory standing, holding two laurel wreaths, between two trophies of arms. Medal commemorating the Duke of Wellington and Field Marshal von Blucher 1815 Date: 1815
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
CASANOVA, Rafael de (1660-1743). Catalan lawyer
CASANOVA, Rafael de (1660-1743). Catalan lawyer and politician, 'conseller en cap' (chief executive) of Barcelona during the siege in 1713-1714. Organizer of the resistance of the city against the troops of Philip V. Monument of 1888 located at 1914 in the Ronda de Sant Pere street. It is object of wreaths each September 11 during the celebration of 'La diada', the national day of Catalonia. NOBAS i BALLBE, Rossend (1849-1891). Romanticism. Sculpture on bronze. SPAIN. Barcelona.
© J. Bedmar/Iberfoto/Mary Evans