,
Random
Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Tottenham Court Road

Gallions Reach

Nazelnut roulade with raspberries and cream

Jade terrapin

List of the kings of Egypt from the Temple of Ramesses

Chalk Farm

The Guards

Head of the horse of Selene

Tiles showing Richard and Salah-ad-Din

South Ruislip

Christ Church (Commercial Street)

Great Ming Circulating Treasure Note

Custom House

Leyton

News from our friends
Into the future
Elizabeth II HAS REIGNED in a world moving swiftly through political shifts, cultural change and technological advances. Traditional institutions of law, religion and politics have suffered loss of ...
Elizabeth II (1952 - )
Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born at 17 Bruton Street, London on 21 April 1926. A happy childhood was spent with her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York, and younger sister Margaret Rose. ...
Edward VIII and George VI (1936 - 1952)
Edward VIII (1936) Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son of George V and Queen Mary, was known to the family as 'David'. Charming and informal, he was a popular prince, touring Britain and the empire, ...
George V (1910 - 1936)
Edward vii's eldest son Albert died at the age of 28, and so it was his second son, George, who followed him as king. George had learned the navy's traditions of duty and. Blue-eyed, blunt, and ...
House of Windsor
When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she left three generations of heirs. They, it was expected, would reign as monarchs of the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. In fact, the name survived only 16 years. In ...
Most Popular
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Isabella BrantThis famous portrait drawing is of Rubens’ first wife, ...
Waterloo suicidesFor centuries people have been committing or attempting...
The queen of vintage - Hilary ProctorThere's only one thing more fabulous than Hilary Pr...
The Blues and RoyalsIn 1969 The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) were amalgam...
London Oratory (Brompton Road)The Congregation of the Oratory was founded in Rome by ...
London bridge (part twelve)After the opening in 1836 of London Bridge station, the...
Clocks and watches - Martyn Stamp"1970s watches are very popular right now, whereas...
Guy's Hospital ChapelThe benefaction by which Thomas Guy founded the well-kn...
Discussed
Advertisement
Marble statue of a youth on horseback
 (голосов: 0)
Тhis statue portrays a young Roman dressed as a hero – naked except for his military cloak (paludamentum). The youth’s arms and three of the horse’s legs are sixteenth-century restorations.

Equestrian statues such as this were not common in antiquity, so the subject was clearly a person of some importance. The boy’s facial features and hairstyle resemble those of members of the Julio-Claudian dynasty of Roman emperors. When the sculpture first entered the Museum it was identified as a portrait of the emperor Caligula (reigned AD 37-41) in his youth. Later it was thought that the head was earlier than the body. During recent cleaning, however, it was observed that the marble of the head of the youth and the unrestored parts of the horse were the same. This has raised once more the possibility that horse and rider belong together and do indeed represent a Julio-Claudian prince.

Marble statue of a youth on horseback


Roman, made in Italy, AD 1-50
Ht 205 cm (approx.)



Информация
Посетители, находящиеся в группе Гости, не могут оставлять комментарии к данной публикации.