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pfradiani Last set of roman photos in #rome .... And once more a #baroque subtle wonder in the Piazza of St. Ignatius #church #romanart #blue #bluesky 13h

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the.art.historian Juno, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. This colossal 13 foot 13,000 pound Roman marble statue is the largest Classical statue in any museum in the United States. The statue depicts Juno (Iuno), the sister and wife of Jupiter and queen of the gods of the Roman pantheon. Juno is often described as the goddess of marriage and childbirth, as well as being the patron goddess of the Roman state. As such, she was often called Regina, meaning “Queen” in Latin. Her Greek equivalent is Hera, while the Etruscans identified her with Uni. In Rome, Juno took on a more warlike and imperial persona than her Greek and Etruscan counterparts, as well as having many different epithets (names signifying different aspects of the goddess). Juno, along with Jupiter and Minerva, was worshiped as part of the Capitoline Triad, a powerful group of deities venerated in the Capitolium, a temple on Capitoline Hill in Rome. Juno’s largest festival was Matronalia, held on March 1st, celebrated Juno Lucina (epithet of Juno associated with childbirth) and motherhood. The statue itself stands stiffly and regally, wearing heavily draped robes, a chiton, and a crescent diadem. The body of the statue dates from the 1st century BCE while the head, made from marble from a different quarry, was added in the 2nd century CE. The nose, mouth, and tassel of the sculpture are 21st century plaster restorations, and can be easily removed. The statue was recorded in 1633  in the inventories of the Villa Ludovisi, also being photographed there in 1890. The Villa Ludovisi was a villa built in Rome by Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi to house his extensive collection of antiquities. The sculpture was then bought by Mary Pratt Sprague in 1904 when the Ludovisi family was selling off their collection, and moved to the United States. it was then pulled by a team of oxen to Brandegee Estate in Brookline, Massachusetts, where the figure decorated a garden. In 2011, the statue was relocated to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston by using a crane to lift it down through a skylight. Since then, the work has received extensive conservation efforts to combat the century of exposure to the harsh New England climate. 1d

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pfradiani And just around the corner the beautiful #obelisque in front of the #quirinale #palace #rome #romanart #statues 1d

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jujujudadada Some days I try to appreciate different kinds of art. #portaitofayouth#romanart 1d

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lasston Hey guys I'm not dead, I was just sulking in my own self pity because none of my friends like me and senior year is coming to an end quickly lol #ashtonirwin #ai #5sos #5secondsofsummer #art #museums #greekart #romanart #icanttellwhichone #l4l #like4like 2d

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oldschoolzombie Reaching out for something to hold
Looking for a love
Where the climate is cold
Manic moves and drowsy dreams
Or living in the middle
Between the two extremes#outoftouch#chillwave #vaporwave #love #truth#art#romanart #statues#aesthetics
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leonora_loves Probably one of the most fascinating things I've read in a while. The discovery of the 13c fresco cycle ~13 years ago by Professor Andreina Draghi in Santi Quattro in Coronati. Have a read if you're interested in medieval art (or art in general!) #Italy #Fresco #SSQuattroinCoronati #MedievalArt #Rome #RomanArt 2d

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