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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Rome, Lazio, Italyen_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 150 (creation); ca. 1538 (alteration)en_US
dc.creatorBuonarroti, Michelangeloen_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date125-180en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-29T20:34:22Z
dc.date.available2013-05-29T20:34:22Z
dc.date.issued125-180en_US
dc.identifier222625en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 717en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/130362
dc.descriptionHead of Marcus Aurelius, depicting beard; Initially Michelangelo was asked to design a base for the ancient equestrian statue of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, which Paul III had moved from the Lateran to the Capitoline in 1538. His choice of an oval base is echoed in the oval pavement (from 1561), and Ackerman argued that Michelangelo produced the designs for the whole piazza, including the façade of the Palazzo dei Conservatori, at this early date, although the latter was not executed until after 1561. This is the only equestrian bronze to have survived since Antiquity. The only reason that this sculpture survived, is that it was thought to be a statue of Emperor Constantine, who was the first Emperor of Rome to legalize Christianity in the empire. The bronze now in position is a modern copy; the original is in the Palazzo dei Conservatori nearby. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/5/2008)en_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectportraitsen_US
dc.subjectrulers and leadersen_US
dc.subjectMarcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180en_US
dc.subjectImperial (Roman)en_US
dc.subjectRenaissanceen_US
dc.titleEquestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius [and Base]en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-RS-R-MA-B8en_US
vra.culturalContextItalian Ancient Romanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling) casting (process)en_US
vra.worktypesculpture (visual work)en_US
vra.worktypebase (object component)en_US
dc.contributor.displayMichelangelo Buonarroti (Italian architect, 1475-1564); unknown (Ancient Roman sculptor)en_US


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