George throwing a bitch to the floor
DO YOU THINK THIS IS A MOTHER FUCKING GAME DANIEL?
1/200 Pieces of Greek & Roman Art : The Base of the Column of Antoninus Pius: Apotheosis of the Emperor and Faustina.
The base of the now lost column of Antoninus Pius was a monument set-up in honor of the deceased emperor, dedicated by his successors Marcus Aurelius in 161. The column was located in Rome’s Campus Martius.
Three sides of the column are decorated, two with identical funerary decursio scenes and one depicting the apotheosis of Antoninus and his wife, Faustina. The fourth side originally provided entrance to the monument into the chamber which housed the remains of the emperor.
The iconic scene of apotheosis shows many popular figures of Roman iconography. A winged genius brings the pair to the heavens and they are accompanied by two eagles which likely represent the emperor and his wife themselves. Additionally, Roma and Campus Martius are both pictured, and the twins Remus and Romulus are suckled by the she-wolf on the shield of Roma.
More information on the column’s base can be found here or in any book on Roman Imperial Art.
It’s hard to maintain that military composure when one’s granny is inspecting!
I love how all the others are like ‘It’s the Queen I need to stand straighter and be more professional than I’ve ever been in my entire life’ and William and Harry are just like ‘lol hi Gran!’
I like to think she tries to make them laugh.
Reblogging because SHE’S ACTUALLY SMILING
Also Harry’s face.
this is still the best post on tumblr, forever.