This Romano-Egyptian mummy portrait is expressive, detailed and incredibly informative about fashion during the Flavian dynasty. Her hoop earrings look similar in shape to these with heads of maenads (female followers of the Greek god of wine).
Mummy Portrait of a Woman, A.D. 75 - 100, Attributed to the Malibu Painter. Romano-Egyptian, Egypt, Encaustic on wood. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Hoop Earrings with Maenads, 100 - 1 B.C., Unknown. Greek, Eastern Mediterranean, Gold. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Scott whispering “I’m here,” to Tessa as he catches her.
As if she needs that affirmation, after seventeen years of trusting him to hold her in all sorts of different positions on the ice; making her feel as if she were flying. But of course he whispers it into her ear anyway—breaking character for that split second—just so that she knows. And he knows that she knows; after seventeen years, he knows that Tessa trusts him unequivocally… but this was also as much for him as for her. Because he dropped her on the ice last time, coming out of a lift. And even though he knows that she never lost her trust in him, never blamed him—he whispers it anyway, almost like a prayer. Because “she doesn’t know that she keeps him alive.”
(feel free to delete the above paragraph when reblogging; I accidentally went on a feels rant while captioning. xx)