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lawrence c
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« on: September 22, 2019, 08:57:23 pm »

My wife and I took a vacation to St Petersburg a few weeks ago. Beyond the overwhelming amount of other art, the Hermitage Museum also has some very interesting Greek and Roman galleries. I thought the busts of Severus and Lucius Verus were particularly nice.


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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 01:54:00 am »

Thanks for the post lawrence.

The skill of the Romans in portraiture is always impressive to me.  The look on the face of Severus is one of a man accepting the responsibility of office, with no delusions whatever about what the personal cost will be.

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