Posted on 06/24/2015

Photo taken on October 11, 2014

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Roman Bathhouse of Cambodunum / Roemerbad in Cambodunum

Roman Bathhouse of Cambodunum / Roemerbad in Cambodunum
An especially nice decorated stone found in the site with a heron eating some lizard / Eine sehr fein dekorierte Steinplatte die vor Ort gefunden wurde, mit Reiher und Eidechse.

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Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Wow, great detail there, Sonja. It's so well caught, isn't it? The moment I saw it I thought "a Heron with a lizard". It's almost the quintessential image of a Heron!
2 years ago.
Sonja has replied to Levina de Ruijter
The heron, along with some cold blooded critter where protagonists already in the first written animal parables known to menkind as the rightous noble creature to put the annoying jealous fish or turtle into its place in the foodchain... Aesop then had different kinds of of storys, like the one on choosy heron all day waiting for better catch than the ones it sees, but hungry in the evening having to make do with a smal slug, or the other where the frogs ask the gods for a king and get a regal beautiful bird that however preys on them and their families for the purpose.... so I guess that pairing as really old motive in literature had a lot of opportunity to be perfectioned in art until the roman empire already :)
This one is really an especially pretty rendering. Unfortunately presented in a flat glas case with reflections from artificial illumination. I had to try strange angles to exclude reflection to get a pic.
2 years ago. Edited 16 months ago.
Levina de Ruijter has replied to Sonja
It is really pretty rendering indeed. Amazing you managed to shoot this without any reflections; I never would have known that is is in a glass case! Well done.
2 years ago.
Gérard Robert
Gérard Robert
Superbe !
2 years ago.
Andrew Trundlewagon
Andrew Trundlewagon
Remarkable craftsmanship to survive so many centuries. Great photo. (I know how hard it is to avoid reflections, without your text I would not have known this was under glass!)
16 months ago. Edited 16 months ago.