Part 2 of 3: Strolling the British Museum by da-AL


There’s so much at the British Museum! I don’t recommend trying to see it all in one go — nor all in one blog post. Here’s Part 1 of our visit, here’s Part 3, here’s our overall visit to London, to Bath, Avebury henge, Stokesay Castle, Harlech and Conwy and Penrith and Ullswater, and to see the Kelpies of Scotland. Let’s start with the Parthenon for the second leg of our walk through the British Museum…

This chariot horse is worn out from carrying moon-goddess Selene to the Parthenon. 435 BC.
Does the Parthenon look inviting to you?…
At the Parthenon, who’s stronger — a centaur or a Lampith?
This maenad, two satyrs, and panther are followers of Dionysos, a.k.a. Bacchus, the god of wine. Roman, about 100 AD.
These Assyrians are hunting through a garden. About 645-635 BC.
“I’m looking at you.” This King Ramesses II was carved from one block that was quarried almost 200 kilometers south of the king’s mortuary temple!
General Horemheb has rather pronounced breasts — yet his wife’s are concave… Hmmm… 18th Dynasty, probably reign of Ay (about 1327-1323 BC), Horemheb’s tomb.
An ancestral figure from Easter Island, Chile, about AD 1000-1200.
The flames of Hindu god Shiva, here as Nataraja, the Lord of the Dance, demonstrate how one cycle gives over to another. He creates and then he destroys. About 1100, south India.
Only one flap of Garuda’s wings is needed to orbit the cosmos while he protects followers from serpent spirits. 1800s, Tibet.

Is there an era’s art that you prefer?… 

38 thoughts on “Part 2 of 3: Strolling the British Museum by da-AL

      • You’re welcome, da-AL. Just another medium, dear. Of great importance to me, for many reasons. One reason is that i can create any kind of collection very easily. Another one is that my collections (or magazines, if you wish) can travel through the web in a nice appearance. And there are many more reasons, of course, and benefits, not only for thyself.

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  1. Off topic, I did my reasearch on Raymond Burr (thank you!) … from what I understood, he was a very closeted gay and only after he died the American public found out he was not straight, am I right ?? … anywat happy holiday and thanks again ! 🙂

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  2. I like the Leonard de Vinci, Michel Angelo era… and also ancient Greece, Roman Empire … Thanks for the visit da-AL, I think the breasts of General Horemheb and his wife very odd, hers fell out I think and his are too big (for a man) …

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