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Bronze statuette of a veiled and masked dancer. Greek, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

The complex motion of this dancer is conveyed exclusively through the interaction of the body with several layers of dress.

Over an undergarment that falls in deep folds and trails heavily, the figure wears a lightweight mantle, drawn tautly over her head and body by the pressure applied to it by her right arm, left hand, and right leg. Its substance is conveyed by the alternation of the tubular folds pushing through from below and the freely curling softness of the fringe.The woman’s face is covered by the sheerest of veils, discernible at its edge below her hairline and at the cutouts for the eyes. Her extended right foot shows a laced slipper. This dancer has been convincingly identified as one of the professional entertainers, a combination of mime and dancer, for which the cosmopolitan city of Alexandria was famous in antiquity. (MET)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections1972.118.95.

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A quick look at: the genius. What was the genius, and how can we view this aspect of Roman domestic religion in ancient art?

genius (pl. genii) was the divine spirit which the Romans believed every human male was born with; the corresponding guardian spirit in women was called Juno. The genius of the male watched over him throughout his life, and enabled him to beget children. The significance of the genius took on particular importance due to the structure of Roman families.

The Roman family was centered around the paterfamilias, whom was the oldest male member of the family. Everyone within this family was under his control. No major decisions of the family were made without the consent of the paterfamilias, he had control over the property of the family, and for much of Roman history, he had the power of life and death over members of his household. Thus, understandably, the wellbeing of the genius of the paterfamilias was crucial for his entire family, particularly as it was thought to guide the decisions he made. Members of the family would give offerings, and make appeals to the genius of the paterfamilias. Offerings were made on domestic altars (larariums), which nearly every Roman household possessed.

These larariums were usually built in the atrium or kitchen of the home (for an example of a lararium, see this photo from the House of Golden Cupids), and would contain a statuette of the genius (photos 2 & 3). Larariums could also be painted, such as shown in the House of the Vettii at Pompeii (photo 1). Here, we can see the genius figure in the middle, with two lares (household guardian spirits) on either side, to whom offerings were also made. The house snake was also a symbol of the genius, and is often present iconographically in Roman domestic art. These genius figures, be it statuette or painting, are typically depicted as a young, veiled man wearing a toga, whom usually holds a patera and/ or a cornucopia.

The first image is taken by Patricio Lorente via the Wiki Commons, and the shown statuette is courtesy of the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA (54.2329). This figure is made of bronze with silver inlay, and dates to the 1st century.

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homme—models:

Matthew Bell -
DIOR HOMME par Kris van Assche | SS 2014

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DIOR HOMME par Kris van Assche | SS 2014

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The Trentham Lady, late Hellenistic, 100BC-1BC.

Marble statue of a draped woman, standing with her weight on the right leg, the left one relaxed. She is veiled and wears a himation over a chiton, visible only around her lower legs. She wears sandals with an indent between the large and second toe. Both hands are swathed in drapery, the left one lowered, separately made and attached. The head is ancient but probably belongs to a different statue: the hair is carved a long way around the back of the head under the veil where the sculptor could not have accessed in antiquity. Several of the edges of drapery folds have been restored.
The statue stands on a plinth that has been inscribed with the name .P.(Maxim)INA . SEXTILI . CLEMENTIS . The inscription is thought to have been added in Roman times when the statue had a secondary use. The surface of the statue has ben exposed to severe weathering, although portions of the back have been protected and the surface remains.

Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum, London. Photo taken by Zyllan Fotografía.

ancientart:

The Trentham Lady, late Hellenistic, 100BC-1BC.

Marble statue of a draped woman, standing with her weight on the right leg, the left one relaxed. She is veiled and wears a himation over a chiton, visible only around her lower legs. She wears sandals with an indent between the large and second toe. Both hands are swathed in drapery, the left one lowered, separately made and attached. The head is ancient but probably belongs to a different statue: the hair is carved a long way around the back of the head under the veil where the sculptor could not have accessed in antiquity. Several of the edges of drapery folds have been restored.

The statue stands on a plinth that has been inscribed with the name .P.(Maxim)INA . SEXTILI . CLEMENTIS . The inscription is thought to have been added in Roman times when the statue had a secondary use. The surface of the statue has ben exposed to severe weathering, although portions of the back have been protected and the surface remains.

Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum, London. Photo taken by Zyllan Fotografía.

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