Reply You have made an interesting point that may be linked to the people who lived before the great flood, and those who did survive it, and propagated the human race thereafter. However, who exactly were these people and what did they leave behind as proof of their existence, and the proof of they being of more ancient origins than the Sumerians and Akkadians?
Section of Trajan's ColumnCEwith scenes from the Dacian Wars Early Roman art was influenced by the art of Greece and that of the neighbouring Etruscansthemselves greatly influenced by their Greek trading partners.
An Etruscan speciality was near life size tomb effigies in terracottausually lying on top of a sarcophagus lid propped up on one elbow in the pose of a diner in that period.
As the expanding Roman Republic began to conquer Greek territory, at first in Southern Italy and then the entire Hellenistic world except for the Parthian far east, official and patrician sculpture became largely an extension of the Hellenistic style, from which specifically Roman elements are hard to disentangle, especially as so much Greek sculpture survives only in copies of the Roman period.
Vast numbers of Greek statues were imported to Rome, whether as booty or the result of extortion or commerce, and temples were often decorated with re-used Greek works. There are no survivals from the tradition of masks of ancestors that were worn in processions at the funerals of the great families and otherwise displayed in the home, but many of the busts that survive must represent ancestral figures, perhaps from the large family tombs like the Tomb of the Scipios or the later mausolea outside the city.
The famous bronze head supposedly of Lucius Junius Brutus is very variously dated, but taken as a very rare survival of Italic style under the Republic, in the preferred medium of bronze. Arch of Constantine Hadrian lion-hunting left and sacrificing rightabove a section of the Constantinian frieze, showing the contrast of styles.
The Romans did not generally attempt to compete with free-standing Greek works of heroic exploits from history or mythology, but from early on produced historical works in reliefculminating in the great Roman triumphal columns with continuous narrative reliefs winding around them, of which those commemorating Trajan CE and Marcus Aurelius by survive in Rome, where the Ara Pacis "Altar of Peace", 13 BC represents the official Greco-Roman style at its most classical and refined, and the Sperlonga sculptures it at its most baroque.
Some late Roman public sculptures developed a massive, simplified style that sometimes anticipates Soviet socialist realism.
Among other major examples are the earlier re-used reliefs on the Arch of Constantine and the base of the Column of Antoninus Pius Campana reliefs were cheaper pottery versions of marble reliefs and the taste for relief was from the imperial period expanded to the sarcophagus.
All forms of luxury small sculpture continued to be patronized, and quality could be extremely high, as in the silver Warren Cupglass Lycurgus Cupand large cameos like the Gemma AugusteaGonzaga Cameo and the " Great Cameo of France ". Even the most important imperial monuments now showed stumpy, large-eyed figures in a harsh frontal style, in simple compositions emphasizing power at the expense of grace.
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The contrast is famously illustrated in the Arch of Constantine of in Rome, which combines sections in the new style with roundels in the earlier full Greco-Roman style taken from elsewhere, and the Four Tetrarchs c. Ernst Kitzinger found in both monuments the same "stubby proportions, angular movements, an ordering of parts through symmetry and repetition and a rendering of features and drapery folds through incisions rather than modelling However rich Christians continued to commission reliefs for sarcophagi, as in the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassusand very small sculpture, especially in ivory, was continued by Christians, building on the style of the consular diptych.
The Oratorc. The cameo gem known as the " Great Cameo of France ", c.
Veristic portrait bust of an old man, head covered capite velatoeither a priest or paterfamilias marble, mid-1st century BC Bust of Antinousc. Narrative reliefs[ edit ] While Greek sculptors traditionally illustrated military exploits through the use of mythological allegory, the Romans used a more documentary style.
Roman reliefs of battle scenes, like those on the Column of Trajanwere created for the glorification of Roman might, but also provide first-hand representation of military costumes and military equipment.
Trajan's column records the various Dacian wars conducted by Trajan in what is modern day Romania. It is the foremost example of Roman historical relief and one of the great artistic treasures of the ancient world.
It survived destruction when it was adapted as a base for Christian sculpture. Ancient Roman pottery and Campana relief The Romans inherited a tradition of art in a wide range of the so-called "minor arts" or decorative art.
Most of these flourished most impressively at the luxury level, but large numbers of terracotta figurines, both religious and secular, continued to be produced cheaply, as well as some larger Campana reliefs in terracotta.
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