Saturday, October 8, 2016

Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs

We just learned about the Great Cameo of France.

Another ancient Roman sculpture is the Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs.

Around 300 AD, the Roman empire was ruled by four emperors.
Two senior emperors that were called Augusti, and two junior ones that were called Caesars.

This sculpture was made to show that the emperors were all working together.

(from: wikipedia - portrait of the four tetrarchs)

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