Floor mosaic, 4th century CE, from a Roman villa near Mérida, Spain.
The Ancient Romans left behind many more representations of boar hunting than the Ancient Greeks in both literature and art. Hunting became popular among young Romans starting from the third century BC. Hunting was seen as a way of fortifying character and exercising physical vigour. The boar was known as aper, feri sues or singularis on account of the animals supposedly solitary habits.
And then someone brought them to America, so that we have wild pig hunting shows on cable.
The Death of Adonis
See. Wild pigs. Nothing but trouble.
French, 1525 - 1601Landscape with Procession in Front of a Ruin, ca. 1560Etching, 6 x 7Bell Gallery
TOLEDO, OH.- The Toledo Museum of Art announced that it will return a nearly 1,000-year- old bronze sculpture of the Hindu god Ganesha to the Government of India.
The Ganesha was purchased in 2006 from art dealer Subhash Kapoor, who is currently awaiting trial in India on charges of illegal…
The Vision of St Bernard
One of the creepiest lactation miracles ever.
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Detail from Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist, Giovanni Bellini, 1490-1500