Portraits in Stone: Graeco-Roman Sculptures from The Met
Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.
These sculptures from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, all but one of which are Roman, were often based on similar Greek sculptures, and were frequently influenced by Greek myths. They constitute some of the finest sculptures of the ancient world, and are treasures of Western Civilization.
Through the lens they dream, breathe, and come to life again.
They are frozen in time, and yet dream before us. They call to us over hallowed memories, and bridge the gap of unbroken history. They breathe life, pain, joy and sadness. They are poetry in stone, and sing forth a song of history.