Category Archives: Ancient

Herodias. A Mirror of Fair Women.

Herodias, Salome, Emperor Caligula, Antipas, John the Baptist.

Herodias (8 BC to 39 AD). Divorced wife of Herodes Boethos. Mother of Salome.

Herodias. A Mirror of Fair Women.

Theodore Child, in “A Mirror of Fair Women,” published in “Harper’s Bazaar,” says: “The women of the Idumean family of the Herods are famous in history for their fatal charms and their insatiable ambition… . Continue reading

The Death of Virginia. Lays of ancient Rome.

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The Death of Virginia.

The Death of Virginia

AFTER the decision had been given that Virginia was the slave of Marcus, and therefore subject to the will of her master, Virginius, her father, drew her to one side of the Forum and took her in his arms. Continue reading

Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess by Georg Ebers.

Egyptian Princess costume. Georg Ebers.

Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess.

Rhodope, the Egyptian Princess.

SO she raised her hands to the great and glorious sun, who with his golden, sword-like rays was just dispersing the mists that hung over the Euphrates, and opened her lips to sing her newly-learned hymns in praise of Mithras; but her voice failed her-instead of Mithras she could only see her own great Ra, the god she had so often worshipped in Egypt, and instead of a Magian hymn could only sing the one with which the Egyptian priests are accustomed to greet the rising sun. Continue reading

The Nibelungenlied. Kriemhild at Siegfried’s Bier.

The Nibelungenlied. Kriemhild at Siegfried's Bier. Emil Lauffer

Kriemhild at Siegfried’s Bier

The Nibelungenlied. Kriemhild at Siegfried’s Bier.

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Gallic warrior. 1st century BC.

Gallic warrior. Gaul dress. Gaulish soldier costume.

Gallic warrior in armor.

Gallic warrior. 1st century BC.

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Gallic Roman temple in honor of Augustus

Gallic History. 1st century Roman temple of Augustus at Lyon

Gallic Roman temple in honor of Augustus in 1st century BC at Lugdunum.

Gallic Roman temple in honor of Augustus in 1st century BC at Lugdunum.

France – le temple qui fut élevé en l’honneur d’Auguste au IVème siècle par les soixante peuples gaulois à Lugdunum (Lyon). Continue reading

Gallic habitation. Woman. Peasant. Chariot. Rich farmer.

Celtic. Gauls Costume History. Gallic habitation. Merovingian. Chariot.

Gallic habitation. Woman. Peasant. Chariot. Rich farmer costumes.

Gallic habitation. Woman. Peasant. Chariot. Rich farmer costumes.

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Gallic chief under Roman rule.

Gallic chief. Gaul warrior. Shield, Helmet. 3rd to 4th century costumes.

Gallic chief under Roman rule.

Gallic chief under Roman rule. 3rd to 4th century.

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A Gallic residential interior. 1st century.

Gallic residential interior. Celtic. 1st century. Gaul costumes.

A Gallic residential interior.

A Gallic residential interior. 1st century.

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Celtic relics, ornaments of gold and bronze.

Celtic relics. British history. Celt culture. Celtic Bronze Bracelets. Celtic Fibula. Celtic Gold Ear-ring. Celtic Gold Torque

Celtic relics.

Celtic relics

Personal ornaments, etc, of gold and bronze.

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Gallic chieftain under the Roman domination.

Gallic chieftain costume. Gaul warrior. 2nd to 3rd century clothing

Gallic chieftain.

Gallic chieftain under the Roman domination. 2nd to 3rd century.

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