Saturday, 8 February 2014

Museum Visit - British Museum


It's easy to wile away the hours at the British Museum, especially on a wet rainy day.  No matter how many times you return there is always something new to discover.

The bust of the goddess Vesta and the history (or should that be herstory) of the vestal virgins who tended the hearth of the vest temple in the Roman Forum occupied my time the pother day.  They were recognisable by the veils they wore with the six neat folds and the way it tucked behind their ears.

6 comments:

Babzy said...

beautiful sculpture :)

Sharon said...

I don't think I saw the beauty when I was there…on another wet and chilly day.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

How come I have never spotted you before! A fantastic blog about my favourite place. Looking forward to reading more.

William Kendall said...

A very distinctive sculpture.

In the original Greek stories, Hestia as she's known tends to be one of the more overlooked Olympians, even as the sister of Zeus.

Jack said...

William and you are so knowledgeable about Greek mythology. I feel so inadequate . . .

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Beautiful sculpture - though the nose-job was a mistake.