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Tag Archives: Greek

In the Gallery: Venus, Roman-Egyptian, 1st-2nd cent. A.D.

Dec

03

In Greek and Roman mythology, Venus, known as “Aphrodite” in Greek, is the goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, and prosperity. Across history, poetry, and songs have been created and wars have been started in honor of her influence over…

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Art in the Gardens: Mercury

Aug

07

In the center of the Olmsted Garden, a beautiful bronze sculpture of Mercury, the Roman god of commerce, poetry, luck, trickery, and the guider of souls to the Underworld, stands suspended in…

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Art in the Gardens: The Gargoyle

Jul

21

The Gargoyle that seems so at home in the Italian garden, here at The Cummer Museum, made its original home on a building in New York City. In 1981, The Cummer Museum…

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In the Gallery: Roman – Mosaic with Mask of Silenus

Jun

26

Depictions of masks are included in mosaics throughout the ancient Roman world. This mosaic contains an image of the mask of Silenus, a woodland diety associated with the Greek god Dionysis and

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What’s Blooming? Cosmos!

May

24

What better flower to bloom in The Cummer Garden when the word derives from Greek meaning orderly, beautiful, and balanced. The Cosmo in bloom can reach up to 2 inches in diameter withWhat better flower to bloom in The Cummer Garden when the word derives from Greek meaning orderly, beautiful, and balanced. The Cosmo in bloom can reach up to 2 inches in diameter with…

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What’s Blooming? Amaryllis

Apr

12

Amaryllis is also known as the belladonna lily or naked lady. The plant has beautiful trumpet-shaped blooms, long strap-like leaves, and is local to the tropical areas of South America.

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