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July 9, 2017

Bust of Roman Emperor Lucius Verus

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Lucius Verus was co-emperor (with Marcus Aurelius) in the years 161-169 CE.

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This portrait was one of a pair with a similarly-sized bust of Marcus Aurelius, who was emperor from CE 161 to 180.

Both come from a villa belonging to Lucius Verus in Acqua Traversa, near Rome.

The magnified, larger-than-life marble representation suggests that it was a posthumous work, probably commissioned by Lucilla, the wife of Lucius Verus and daughter of Marcus Aurelius.

The piece was therefore probably made sometime between the death of Marcus Aurelius in CE 180 and that of Lucilla in CE 183.

July 9, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Hair Ball Pin

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From the website:

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"Hokori" — hairballs in Japanese — are now a fashion statement!

A Few Do's and Don'ts:

• Most effective when pinned where hairballs can be most evident on your clothing.

• Wait for others to notice it first, before revealing the true nature of this hairball.

• Be careful not to drop it on the floor as it will likely prove difficult to find.

• Be careful not to brush it off or throw it away by mistake.

• Use as an accessory — not to start a fire.

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$2 (hat/top not included).

July 9, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (1)

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