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Arch of Constantine: Hadrianic Medallions

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Rome, Lazio, Italy en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 312-315 (alteration); ca. 100 (creation) en_US
dc.creator unknown en_US 100 en_US 2013-01-11T18:23:47Z 2013-01-11T18:23:47Z 100 en_US
dc.identifier 182932 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2126 en_US
dc.description West medallions, south flank, general view of the left medallion, 'Departure for the Hunt"; Above each lateral archway are pairs of round reliefs dated to the time of Emperor Hadrian. They display scenes of hunting and sacrificing: (north side, left to right) hunt of a boar, sacrifice to Apollo, hunt of a lion, sacrifice to Hercules, (south side, left to right) departure for the hunt, sacrifice to Silvanus, hunt of a bear, sacrifice to Diana. The head of the emperor (originally Hadrian) has been reworked in all medallions: on the north side, into Constantine in the hunting scenes and into Licinius or Constantius I in the sacrifice scenes; on the south side, vice versa. The reliefs, c. 2 m in diameter, were framed in porphyry; this framing is only extant on the right side of the northern facade. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 7/16/2010) en_US
dc.format.medium marble en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject allegory en_US
dc.subject animal en_US
dc.subject deities en_US
dc.subject mythology (Classical) en_US
dc.subject rulers and leaders en_US
dc.subject Hadrian, Emperor of Rome, 76-138. en_US
dc.subject hunting en_US
dc.subject Imperial (Roman) en_US
dc.title Arch of Constantine: Hadrianic Medallions en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A3-R-R-AC-4-A2 en_US
vra.culturalContext Ancient Roman en_US
vra.technique carving (processes) en_US
vra.worktype relief (sculpture) en_US
dc.contributor.display unknown (Ancient Roman) en_US

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