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Who does this sculpture depict?

I know I've seen it somewhere before. But can't for the life or me remember who this sculpture is of? Any help would be greatly appreciated. .
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Help identifying image of winged robed figure and young man

Our brand-new office building has this brass medallion in the floor in the lobby. Is this a copy of some image from antiquity? Or just something they made up?
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Why did sculpture and architecture become unpainted white, like skeletons of the dead? [closed]

In ancient times sculptures and buildings were painted and colorfully decorated maybe even with clothes and jewels, and sometimes made out of glowing bronze. What was the motive and, if any, the ...
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Whom does this statue to the left of the cordonata leading up to Piazza del Campidoglio depict?

I was in Rome last week. There's a couple of mysteries I need help solving, and this is one of them. The statue looks like this: It stands modestly to the left of the cordonata and you might even ...
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Why does this statue have five legs?

Bulls have 4 legs. These statues have 5 legs. Why? Khorsabad The Palace of Sargon This area mainly contains sculptures from the city and palace of Khorsabad, built for the Assyrian king ...
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How is it known that Phidias used the golden ratio in the Parthenon?

I can see it is widely accepted he did, so there must be some source backing this up, since no work of his has survived (except for a vase in Olympia with the inscription "I belong to Phidias"). What ...
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Why is Sulla's nose in the bust in Munich Glyptothek broken?

I was just wondering if someone did this as a slight to Sulla in the same manner that crosses were carved into the foreheads of Roman busts.!