San Antonio Museum or Art

Gallery Talk: Curator's; Choice - Erotica in Marble by Jessica Powers, The Gilbert M. Denman, Jr. Curator of Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World

Gallery Talks

Friday, November 16, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.

Cowden Gallery

Price: Free with Museum admission.

Relief depicting Herakles and Omphale or a Nymph

Roman, mid-late 1st century A.D.


h. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm); w. 17 3/4 in. (45 cm)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Gift of Fiske Warren and Edward Perry Warren, RES.08.34d

Powers addresses the ancient Roman taste for erotic images such as the two marble relief panels depicting scenes of lovemaking in the exhibition Aphrodite and the Gods of Love. This presentation may not be suitable for all audiences.