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Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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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…

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius is located in the Capitoline Museum on Capitoline Hill. The original statue is located inside the museum, while the replica is located in the center of the Capitoline Museum [rather, in the courtyard outside, the Capitoline square]. The statue is bronze and the original location of the statues placement is…

Hall of the Philosophers

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The Hall of the Philosophers is located in the Capitoline Museum on Capitoline Hill. The room contains many popular greek and roman philosophers. Some recognizable greek figures are Socrates and Homer. Homer has more than one bust of him in the hall. Cicero, a popular philosopher is also in the room. Mostly all busts are marble and some have been…

"Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius"

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Constructed [JWO: perhaps] in 176 AD, the equestrian bronze statue of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius was made to commemorate the success that was the Emperor's defeat of the insurgent Germanic tribes. The equestrian statue, which was originally located at the Lateran in Rome, was moved to the Capitoline Hill, and later the Capitoline Museum,…

Colossus of Constantine

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The colossal statue of Constantine was originally placed in the apse of the Basilica of Maxentius. The statue was constructed with an interior brick and wood framework at the core and the extremities by carved marble. The brick core would have be faced with gilded bronze. The materials (and there specific placement on the statue) materials give the…

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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This bronze statue depicts Marcus Aurelius riding on a horse and is on display in the Capitoline Museum. The Emperor is shown raising his hand, which many have reasoned is a sign of clemency. Furthermore, the horse and attire displays Marcus Aurelius' military prowess. There is also a replica of the statue outside of the museum.

Bust of Commodus as Hercules

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This bust depicts Emperor Commodus as Hercules and can be found in the Capitoline Museum. It is very clear that the Emperor intended to be portrayed as Hercules because besides the well-known masculine features of the demigod, Commodus is shown wearing the skin of the Nemean lion, one of the seven [JWO: twelve] labours of Hercules. He is also…

Capitoline Venus

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The Capitoline Museums houses the “Capitoline Venus”, which was thought to be completed between late 1st century BC to early 1st century AD. This Venus is considered a variation of Praxiteles’ original in 350 BC. She differs from the original in how both arms cover her nakedness and her elegant hairstyle. Overall, she represents the idea of Venus…

Bust of Medusa

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This 17th century bust by Bernini is a rare sculpture of Medusa that captured the moment of her transformation from a beautiful woman to the monster that she is later frequently depicted as. This bust masterfully reproduced the feeling of fear, agony, and confusion that must be present at the moment. The bust is now located in the Capitoline…

Lupa Capitolina (Capitoline Wolf)

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This bronze sculpture represents the legend of the founding of the city of Rome. It depicts the twin brothers, Romulus and Remus, who were rescued from the Tiber River as infants by a she-wolf, who then cared for the boys. This upbringing explains how Romulus could murder his own brother. The sculpture shows the she-wolf nursing the young brothers.…