We forget, sometimes, how extraordinary the remains of antiquity really are, when seen for the first time.
Look at this:
An album by progressive rock group Magellan, it depicts a fantasy scene. But the head will be familiar to many of us, because it is a real monument… the head of the monster statue of Constantine the Great, preserved in the Capitoline museum in Rome (via here):
It’s good to be reminded, sometimes, how extraordinary are the things we have seen perhaps too many times.