Colossus of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes was a gigantic 33-metre-high bronze statue of the sun god Helios which stood by the harbour of that city from c. 280 BCE. Rhodes was then one of the most important trading ports in the ancient Mediterranean and the...
Phidias (also Pheidias) was, according to his contemporaries, the most renowned of all Greek sculptors. His greatest masterpieces were completed between c. 465 and 425 BCE. Unfortunately, except through copies, no example of his work has...
The Seokguram Grotto (Sokkuram) is a Buddhist cave temple constructed during the Unified Silla Period (668-935 CE) of ancient Korea. The 8th-century CE structure, located near the Bulguksa Temple on Mt. Toham at the ancient Silla capital...
Buddhism in Ancient Korea
Buddhism, in Korean Bulgyo, was introduced by monks who visited and studied in China and then brought back various Buddhist sects during the Three Kingdoms period. It became the official state religion in all Three Kingdoms and subsequent...
Painted Greek Sculpture
Sheila Hoffman looks at colour in ancient Greek sculpture. Contrary to popular belief, the ancient Greeks actually painted their statues... they were not white! If you like our videos, please support us by becoming a member or donating...
Greek Sculpture - Ancient History Encyclopedia
Greek sculpture from 800 to 300 BCE took early inspiration from Egyptian and Near Eastern monumental art, and over centuries evolved into a uniquely Greek vision of the art form. Greek artists would reach a peak of artistic excellence which...
Hariti & Panchika Sculpture
This sculpture shows Panchika, the Buddhist god of wealth, and Hariti, a mother goddess. The prosperity they bring is symbolized by the piles of money being poured from bags at their feet. Schist sculpture, from Gandhara, modern-day Pakistan...
A Sculpture of Baba Yaga
A sculpture of Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga is a character from Slavic folklore who was said to be an evil spirit taking the form of the old woman. She was often portrayed as a caricaturally ugly person with a hooked nose and wrinkled face. The sculpture...
Sculpture of Richard II of England
A sculpture of Richard II of England (r, 1377 - 1399 CE). Made in 1873 CE by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani. After a contemporary sculpture by Nicholas Broker and Godfrey Prest, made 1395-1397 CE. 787 mm (31 in) tall...
Sculpture of Henry IV of England
Sculpture of Henry IV of England (r. 1399-1413 CE) by by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani. Made in 1875 CE after an original sculpture made c. 1408-1427 CE. 1092 mm (43 in). (National Portrait Gallery)