A hallmark of the tragic and grotesque theater in ancient Rome were the colorful and expressive masks (caricature). They accompanied the Roman theater play as a heroic choir, using songs, lively gestures, songs and movements.
The costume of the ancient, by Thomas Hope. Amazon picture was found on a Greek vase.
Ancient Greek mythology. The Sphinx was considered a demon of destruction and doom.
A terminal statue of an Hermaphrodite. The human body extends downwards as low as the hips, whence it gradually assumes the form of a square pilaster diminishing in size towards the base.
The scholars and writers on antiquities, up to the time of Winckelmann, apply the term Fauns to the human figures with tails and pointed ears, while they term the figures with goat’s legs sometimes Pans, at other times Satyrs.
A statue of Ceres, crowned in the manner of the Egyptian Isis. This figure is clothed in a very long and ample tunic descending quite to the ground, leaving visible only the extremities of the feet; the sleeves are extremely full, falling down to the elbows, and fastened, along the upper side of the arms, only by fibulae.
A statue of Liberia, or the female Bacchus, crowned with a wreath of ivy. A description of the collection of ancient Marbles in the British Museum.
Bust of a young and beardless satyr, distinguished, as usual, by the pointed ears of a goat, and by hair in front shaggy and rough, like that of the same animal.
This bust has been called that of a Maenad or Bacchante, an attribution which the comparison of other Bacchic types would seem fully to justify.
This bust has been explained as that of Adonis. The head-dress is essentially of Eastern origin, and the cap is analogous to that which is considered peculiar to the Phrygian and Persian races.