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Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

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This Statue is located inside of the Musei Capitolini at Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM. Initially, it was located near the Lateran, then in Piazza del Campidoglio. Now, the gilded-bronze original is kept inside to conserve it, and a copy is kept outside in the Piazza. It depicts the emperor Marcus Aurelius on a horse, sans-stirrups,…

The Gaul Killing Himself and His Wife

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This marble statue from the 2nd century AD remains one of the most fascinating sculptures of a Barbarian in Roman art. A part of the Ludovisi collection in the Palazzo Altemps, the creator is unknown, but is likely to be a Roman copy of a Greek sculpture from an earlier time period [not likely, according to Marvin!]. This statue demonstrates a…

Defeated Barbarians on the Column of Marcus Aurelius

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The Column of Marcus Aurelius was erected to commemorate the victories of Marcus Aurelius over the barbarian tribes of the Danube. It was seen as an imitation of the Trajan's Column, with delicate relief on the outside and staircases inside the column. The Column is currently located in the Campus Martius.

The Portonaccio Sarcophagus

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This sarcophagus was found in 1931 near the ancient Roman road, Via Tiburtina. Today, the sarcophagus can be seen in the Palazzo Massimo Museum. The iconography displayed is inspired by the Column of Marcus Aurelius and depicts Roman soldiers delivering savage blows to their enemies. Furthermore, the images are enclosed by two enslaved barbarians,…