October 18, 2011
The Louvre Museum in Paris, the first weekend of Emily's October Break from 8th Grade
Winged Victory of Samothrace. No arms, which she has in common with the Venus de Milo - whom we saw in another room. I sort of got them confused until Emily pointed out the obvious - the Venus has a head & face, which Victory lacks; and no wings, which Victory sports majestically.
I've loved Caryatids ever since we saw the Erechtheion in Athens, and I learned the name for them.
And just what would you name this creature, a man-horse-sea-serpent? A Mahorserpent? A Horserpentman? A Centaurpent? A Serpentaur?
I liked this mural in the apartments of Napoleon III in another wing of the Louvre. The impression of being outside.
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