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Four months ago, I decided to try posting to this blog every day as a devotional exercise. I strive to be original, and to post less common images. I also avoid posting images that I cannot attribute to an artist or source.  Somewhere along the way, I further challenged myself to post about each of…

Neptune’s Horses by Grant Devereaux (1910)

Hygieia and Asclepius Diptych. Ivory panels. Circa 420 CE. National Museums, Liverpool. Hygieia was known to the Romans as Salus Publica Populi Romani – Goddess of the public welfare of the Roman people. Her temple on the Quirinal Hill was dedicated in 302 BCE. 

Leto Holding Apollo and Artemis.  Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd c. A.D. (copy of 5th century B.C. original)  Marble. Height 98.0 cm (38.6 in.) Private collection.

Telemachus at the Court of Sparta by Angelica Kauffmann, 1773. Angelica Kauffmann was a highly successful painter in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. She was a founding member of the Royal Academy in England, and also belonged to those in Florence, Bologna, and Rome. Because Helen’s abduction by Paris looms so large in…

Valhalla by Ms. Streeter. Ink, coffee and watercolor on paper with digital elements.  2012. Today is a day of remembrance for Ragnar Lodbrok. Ragnar earned fame by leading many successful raids to France and England, and in battles during the civil wars of Denmark in the 9th century. He was captured by King Aella of…

The Offering by Luigi Bazzini, 1886.

Agriculture,  commonly referred to as Ceres, by Dwight Dwinell, 1938. This is a copy of the original. Vermont State Capitol Building.

Cybele Mother of Gods and Gift-Giver to Mortals by Margareta Van Wagner , 1824. Bergen County Historical Society, River Edge, New Jersey. This watercolor is just one of three known works by Margareta Van Wagner. It was created for Margaret Zabriskie when the artist was about 14 years old. One of a pair, the other painting…