The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has a cute effect in one of its galleries. On one of the walls is a realistic painting of people gazing at the paintings and statuary in that very gallery. In the painting you see a girl looking at a statue, with the statue itself standing just a few feet away from the painting. Here’s a photo of the statue and, in the background, the painting of the girl looking at the statue:
As a pre-Father’s Day treat I went to Buston’s Museum of Fine Arts with my son (the good one, not the other one). I took lots of random photos. Here are three photos of Roman emperors, in descending order of greatness. Plus a goddess.
This is a well-known bust of Augustus as a young man (it’s an idealized likeness from after his death):
And here’s a somewhat placid-looking Hadrian:
And here is the loser emperor Balbinus, who managed to rule as co-emperor for three whole months before the Praetorian Guard offed him (238 AD was not a great year to be a Roman emperor):
As a special bonus image, here is a statue of the goddess Juno, which I am told is the largest Classical marble statue in North America. I should have my good kid stand in front of her to show you her size.