Items from "Erica Lizza": 5
This marble statue of Augustus depicts him performing the role and functions of a high priest, or Pontifex Maximus. With his toga draped over his head as a veil, the emperor prepares to perform a sacrifice. The statue is located in the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme of the National Roman Museum.
The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina was originally dedicated to Faustina the Elder, the deceased wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius, who was deified after her death in 140 CE. After Antoninus' death and deification in 161 CE, the temple was rededicated to he and Faustina by order of his successor, Marcus Aurelius.
This bust depicts the emperor Commodus as Hercules with the mythological god's trademark lion skin, club, and Hesperidean apples. Throughout his reign, Commodus associated himself with the hero, either to gain popular attention or adulation as the incarnation of the god. The bust is currently housed at the Capitoline Museums.
This imposing statue of the emperor Marcus Aurelius on horseback is more than life-sized. It is unique in that it depicts the emperor without weapons or armor [I'm not quite sure about the latter]; rather, he is portrayed as the harbinger of peace. It is located in the Capitoline Museums.
The Altar of Peace was commissioned by the Roman Senate to commemorate Augustus' return to Rome after an extensive military campaign in the western portion of the empire and the establishment of the Pax Romana (also known as the Pax Augusta). The monument, officially dedicated to the goddess Pax, depicts Augustus, his general Agrippa, and two of…