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Votive Relief showing Aphrodite, Eros and Hermes - circa 460-420 BC, from Attica, Classical period

Votive relief showing Aphrodite, Eros and Hermes - from ancient Greek area, circa 460 BCE

Copy of a Greek marble herm,  450–425 BCE. The messenger god Hermes was closely associated with boundaries, and his protective image in the form of a bearded head set on a rectangular stone shaft was places at doorways and at strategic points along the roadside. This beautiful head gives a sense of the serene grandeur that marked images of Zeus during the high classical period. The most famous of these was the gigantic gold and ivory statue of Zeus at Olympia, made by Phidias.

Copy of a Greek marble herm, BCE. The messenger god Hermes was closely associated with boundaries, and his protective image in the form of a bearded head set on a rectangular stone shaft was places at doorways and at strategic points along the roadside.

A terracotta tablet from Locri, Calabria, . 475—450 BC, depicting two Greek gods with their symbolic attributes: Hermes (petasos and caduceus) and Aphrodite (a flower and Eros) . (Photo: Egisto Sani via State Antique Collection, Munich & ancientrome.ru)

A terracotta tablet from Locri, Calabria, . BC, depicting two Greek gods with their symbolic attributes: Hermes (petasos and caduceus) and Aphrodite (a flower and Eros) . (Photo: Egisto Sani via State Antique Collection, Munich & ancientrome.

greek-museums: “ Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: “ Bronze medallion with Athena, possibly from a workshop of Delos. Decorative accessory from a formal charriot for parades and public appearances. The goddess is depicted as a Promachos, bearing...

greek-museums: “ Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki: “ Bronze medallion with Athena, possibly from a workshop of Delos. Decorative accessory from a formal charriot for parades and public appearances. The goddess is depicted as a Promachos, bearing.

Valve with mythological scene-depicting Diana and Endymion as couple, 26.5 x14.3 cm, part of ivory Querinian diptych, Roman Civilization, 5th century. Brescia, Museo Civico Dell'Età Cristiana (Archaeological Museum)

hellenismo: “Diana and Endymion Valve with mythological scene-depicting Diana and Endymion as couple, Roman Civilization, century, part of ivory Querinian diptych, cm Museo Civico.

Terracotta statuette of Aphrodite and Eros - from ancient Myrina, circa 3rd c. BCE - at the Special collection

Terracotta statuette of Aphrodite and Eros - from ancient Myrina, circa c. BCE - at the Special collection

Antinous as Silvanus (god of woods and fields), harvesting grapes, marble relief, 130–138 AD, from Torre del Padiglione, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Rome

Antinous as Silvanus (god of woods and fields), harvesting grapes, marble…

Statuette of Aphrodite and Eros - at the Museum of Catalunya

Terracotta statue of Aphrodite and Eros - Arcelogical Museum of Catalunya

In Fiorentina's Piazza del Reale (King's Square), we have an equestrian statue honouring the patriarch of the royal family, King Edmond I (The Great).

Andrea del Verrocchio, equestrian statue of the condottiero Bartolomeo Colleoni, Venice (Italy)

Relief panels of four gods : Mercury, Augustan period 27 BC - 14 AC, Chapel of The Four Gods, Herculano, Italy.

Relief panels of four gods : Mercury, Augustan period 27 BC - 14 AC, Chapel of The Four Gods, Herculano, Italy.

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