His Marmoreal Calm

"The formal perfection and clarity of her prose recall the work of one of her heroes, Edward Gibbon. Yet she contemplated and described in rapid, vivid detail scenes of past and present horror that would have robbed even the unflappable historian of the Roman Empire of
his marmoreal calm."
Anthony Grafton, introduction to The Thirty Years War by C. V. Wedgwood
hismarmorealcalm:

Portrait bust of Queen Nefertiti 
from studio of Thutmose Amarna
New Kingdom c 1348-1335 BC

hismarmorealcalm:

Portrait bust of Queen Nefertiti
from studio of Thutmose Amarna
New Kingdom c 1348-1335 BC
Head of Queen Arsinoe III  217 - 203 B.C. Hellenistic-Ptolemaic  Carved marble with traces of red pigment

Head of Queen Arsinoe III  217 - 203 B.C. Hellenistic-Ptolemaic  Carved marble with traces of red pigment

Limestone bust of Queen Ahmes-Merytamun  18th Dynasty  About 1550 B.C. From Thebes temple of Karnak

Limestone bust of Queen Ahmes-Merytamun  18th Dynasty  About 1550 B.C. From Thebes temple of Karnak

A small head of a princess  Cairo Museum.

A small head of a princess  Cairo Museum.

Schist head from a female Sphinx  12th Dynasty  Reign of Amenemhat II found at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, near Rome

Schist head from a female Sphinx  12th Dynasty  Reign of Amenemhat II found at Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, near Rome

Green schist head of Wesirwer (Osiris is Great) Priest of Montu  30th Dynasty  From a cachette in precinct of Amun at Karnak

Green schist head of Wesirwer (Osiris is Great) Priest of Montu  30th Dynasty  From a cachette in precinct of Amun at Karnak

Back of green schist head of Wesirwer (Osiris is Great) Priest of Montu  30th Dynasty  From a cachette in precinct of Amun at Karnak

Back of green schist head of Wesirwer (Osiris is Great) Priest of Montu  30th Dynasty  From a cachette in precinct of Amun at Karnak

Diorite head of an Egyptian Official  Ptolemaic period  From Mirhahina area of Memphis

Diorite head of an Egyptian Official  Ptolemaic period  From Mirhahina area of Memphis

Limestone reserve head  From tomb G 4440 at Giza  Fourth Dynasty 

Limestone reserve head  From tomb G 4440 at Giza  Fourth Dynasty 

Schist head of statue of youth with curly hair  Ptolemaic period

Schist head of statue of youth with curly hair  Ptolemaic period