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Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

Description

Currently at the Capitoline museum (both the replica outside the museum and the original inside the museum), the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius is the only preserved bronze statue from imperial Rome [not quite: it's the only one known to have stood and survived in the open throughout the centuries]. This statue was created to commemorate Marcus Aurelius, emperor from 161 to 180 A.D. It is believed that his hand gesture denotes clemency to barbarians.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Photo taken by me

Date

Between 173-176 AD

Contributor

Matthew Werner

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Bronze

Type

Statue

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