i have a secret dream to one day unapologetically punch someone hard in the face.
Remember when Breaking Bad ended their season with a slow zoom into a potted plant and it was simultaneously the most revelatory and upsetting thing that’s ever happened?
Archaeological Museum of Chaironeia:
Marble sphere with a bust of Helios and Selene (Sun and Moon). (Late 1st century B.C-early 1st century A.D)
Archaeological Museum of Ancient Corinth:
Ceiling coffer from the Captives Facade of the northern Basilica. Depictions of Helios and Selene are rendered in relief. (2nd half of 2nd century- early 3rd century BC)
The sphere was actually retrieved from a house, where it had been built into the stone wall as a decorative feature; a practice that was quite common in the pre-archaeology era. People would dismantle all sorts of ancient monuments for building materials. In some cases the buildings with such features also possess the status of “monument”, so their ancient elements remain there.
Consecration of the Herm. 1874. Fedor Bronnikov. Russian 1827-1902. oil/canvas.
From “The Battle for Bobbed Hair” | Photoplay Magazine, June 1924
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If you ever feel like you’ve screwed up, just remember that in 1348 the Scots thought it would be a good idea to invade England because the English were weakened by the Plague. They subsequently caught the plague themselves, went back to Scotland, and killed half their own population.