The emperor Commodus as Hercules, 2nd century A.D. Italy, Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori
The Bones of St Pancratius are found at the Church of St Niklaus in Wil, Switzerland. He was originally robed in clothes by nuns in the late 1600s but in 1777 – the centenary of his bones arriving in Wil – he was dressed in this magnificent commissioned suit of armour.
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917), Cleopatra.
The Sao Francisco Church, Brazil (x)
Schloß Augustusburg, Brühl, Germany.
Black-robed, gold-faced muses symbolizing Drama, Tragedy and Comedy on the facade of the National Drama Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania
"Vanity" (detail) by Charles Frédéric Joseph Soulacroix (1825-1900).
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