Shane Gibson (@shaeneid) — Historic/ travel photography from around the UK and Europe. Classical Studies student 🏺Currently studying Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds. 📚
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The left end of the gladiator border, from the winter triclinium mosaic, at Bign
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The left end of the gladiator border, from the winter triclinium mosaic, at Bignor Roman Villa. • The scenes in this section of the border depict a bout between the secutor and retiarius, watched by the rudarius. • An interesting detail is the square block between the secutor and retiarius, which is shown with a small ring. This block served to chain unwilling apprentices to the spot, forcing them to fight. • • • #romanarcheology#bignorromanvilla#myth#mythology#combat#gladiator#greekmythology#mosaic#roman#romanhistory#romanmosaic#romanempire#classicalart#classicalarchitecture#archaeology#architecture#history#instahistory#travel#instatravel#placestovisit#placestogo#travelling#england#ruins#romanruins#archeology#cupid#romangladiator#classicalarchaeology
15.01.2019 16:00:24
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An overlook of the upper register of the winter triclinium mosaic, from Bignor R
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An overlook of the upper register of the winter triclinium mosaic, from Bignor Roman Villa. • The upper register portrays the border depicting the various Cupids dressed as gladiators. • Above this is a large portrait of the goddess Venus, flanked by long tail birds and fern leaves. • • • #romanarcheology#bignorromanvilla#myth#mythology#venus#floral#greekmythology#mosaic#roman#romanhistory#romanmosaic#romanempire#classicalart#classicalarchitecture#archaeology#architecture#history#instahistory#travel#instatravel#placestovisit#placestogo#travelling#england#love#romanruins#archeology#cupid#gladiator#classicalarchaeology
13.01.2019 12:28:21
A gladiatorial themed mosaic border from the upper register of the winter tricli
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A gladiatorial themed mosaic border from the upper register of the winter triclinium mosaic from Bignor Roman Villa. • This section of the border depicts winged Cupids portrayed as gladiators. • The two figures at the bottom of the photo depict the secutor (helmeted gladiator, with shield and sword) about to finish off the wounded retiarius (gladiator armed with a trident and net). • The middle couple of figures portrays a retiarius being led to the fight by a rudarius (umpire). • The final scene at the top portrays a secutor being armed for combat. • • • #romanarcheology#bignorromanvilla#myth#mythology#combat#gladiator#greekmythology#mosaic#roman#romanhistory#romanmosaic#romanempire#classicalart#classicalarchitecture#archaeology#architecture#history#instahistory#travel#instatravel#placestovisit#placestogo#travelling#england#ruins#romanruins#archeology#cupid#romangladiator#classicalarchaeology
11.01.2019 13:30:48
A central view of the mosaic floor from the winter triclinium from Bignor Roman
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A central view of the mosaic floor from the winter triclinium from Bignor Roman Villa. • The central panels of this large mosaic decoration were unfortunately destroyed when the floor collapsed into the hypocaust below. • However, this damage allows for the hypocaust to be viewed clearly, which portrays an interesting cross section of the functionality of this room. • • • #romanarcheology#bignorromanvilla#myth#mythology#geometricart#floral#greekmythology#mosaic#roman#romanhistory#romanmosaic#romanempire#classicalart#classicalarchitecture#archaeology#architecture#history#instahistory#travel#instatravel#placestovisit#placestogo#travelling#england#ruins#romanruins#archeology#villa#hypocaust#classicalarchaeology
07.01.2019 13:14:38
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C. Fourth century CE mosaic depicting Ganymede and an eagle, excavated from the
C. Fourth century CE mosaic depicting Ganymede and an eagle, excavated from the summer triclinium of Bignor Roman Villa. • The mosaic portrays the moment where the youth is carried off by an eagle, from Mount Ida, where he tended his father’s sheep, to become the cup bearer for the gods. • Ganymede is shown to where the Phrygian cap, reminiscent of the kind worn by the peoples of Asia Minor. • • • #myth#mythology#ganymede#eagle#olympia#greekmythology#romanmythology#roman#romanvilla#romanhistory#romanempire#romanbritain#romanarchitecture#romanarcheology#archeology#history#instahistory#mosaic#classicalart#classicalarchitecture#placestovisit#thingstosee#bignorromanvilla#travel#instatravel#igersuk#ruins#england#traveluk#travelling
30.12.2018 13:41:59
C. Fourth century CE, mosaic depicting a personification of winter from Bignor R
C. Fourth century CE, mosaic depicting a personification of winter from Bignor Roman Villa. • Winter is portrayed with a veiled head and sorrowful expression. • Originally this mosaic was part of a larger piece in which the other seasons were also depicted. • • • #romanart#romanmosaic#roman#rome#classicalart#mosaic#winter#season#romanhistory#romanvilla#bignorromanvilla#traveluk#england#instahistory#history#architecture#travel#instatravel#wanderlust#placestovisit#placestogo#classicalarchitecture#archeology#ruins#britain#beautiful#thingstosee#travelling#romanruins#romanempire
28.12.2018 14:44:48
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Satyr in repose.
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Roman copy of a 4th century BCE Greek original, attributed to
Satyr in repose. • Roman copy of a 4th century BCE Greek original, attributed to the Athenian sculptor Praxiteles. • The youth is depicted nude, wearing animals skins, resting on a tree stump, with his left arm positioned on his hip. • • • #petworthhouse#nationaltrust#statue#artemis#mythology#greekmythology#romanmythology#myth#satyr#greekgods#history#roman#roma#romanhistory#romanart#sculpture#classicalart#forest#nude#youth#travel#placestovisit#placestogo#instahistory#uk#traveller#ancient#museum#museumphotography#travelling
28.11.2018 08:43:17
Sculpture depicting Apollo.
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Roman copy of a 4th century Greek original, based
Sculpture depicting Apollo. • Roman copy of a 4th century Greek original, based upon the work of of the 4th century Athenian sculptor Praxiteles. • This sculpture is a complete copy of the original, posing Apollo nude, leaning on a tree stump, with draping fabric. • The trunk also features a coiled serpent along its length. • Repost • • • #petworthhouse#nationaltrust#statue#snake#mythology#greekmythology#romanmythology#myth#apollo#greekgods#history#roman#roma#romanhistory#romanart#sculpture#classicalart#nude#romansculpture#greeksculpture#travel#placestovisit#placestogo#instahistory#uk#traveller#ancient#museum#museumphotography#travelling
23.11.2018 19:18:27
Apollo Kitharoedos.
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Roman copy of a 4th century BCE Greek original, c. 100-199
Apollo Kitharoedos. • Roman copy of a 4th century BCE Greek original, c. 100-199CE. • Apollo kitharoedos refers to the depiction of Apollo with his lyre (kithara). • Provenance: originally situated in front of the palazzo Vetori, in Rome. • • • #petworthhouse#nationaltrust#statue#artemis#mythology#greekmythology#romanmythology#myth#apollo#greekgods#history#roman#roma#romanhistory#romanart#sculpture#classicalart#music#poetry#muses#travel#placestovisit#placestogo#instahistory#uk#traveller#ancient#museum#museumphotography#travelling
20.11.2018 11:35:37
Statue of Artemis on display at Petworth house.
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Roman copy of a Greek original
Statue of Artemis on display at Petworth house. • Roman copy of a Greek original. The head is not original, but taken from another contemporary statue. • The statue features the traditional characteristics of Artemis such as the quiver, hunting dog and short tunic. • • • #petworthhouse#nationaltrust#statue#artemis#mythology#greekmythology#romanmythology#myth#goddess#greekgods#history#roman#roma#romanhistory#romanart#sculpture#classicalart#hunting#animals#female#travel#placestovisit#placestogo#instahistory#uk#traveller#ancient#museum#museumphotography#travelling
19.11.2018 08:20:44
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