26 November 2021

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statue of Saint Anthony of Padua, from Saint Leonard's Church in the North End of Boston (from my 2019 trip there)

22 November 2021

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detail of The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolomeo di Giovanni, now in the Legion of Honor in San Francisco (in Christian art the peacock is a symbol of resurrection/eternal life/Heaven, but it mostly seems to show up in scenes of the adoration of the Magi, perhaps because its sumptuousness goes well with the Magian finery)

15 November 2021

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detail of an Angel (possibly a Saint), attributed to Ehrgott Bernhard Bendl, now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

12 November 2021

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I believe the official name of this theater is the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, from my 2017 trip to Boston for the Early Music Festival (I saw Campra's Le Carnaval de Venise there)

08 November 2021

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detail of Bacchus and a Faun, a sixteenth-century bronze, probably Milanese, now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

01 November 2021

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detail of Mosaic Panel of a Skeleton Holding Two Askoi (Wine Jugs), from the House of the Vestals in Pompeii, seen as part of the Legion of Honor exhibit Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave