Detail, Arch of Constantine I

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 09 June 2013

A detail from the Arch of Constantine I in Rome. Dedicated in 315 CE, the triumphal arch celebrates the emperor's victory over the Roman tyrant Maxentius in 312 CE. The two medallion panels were taken from a now lost monument (130-138 CE) in honour of Hadrian and each is 236 cm in diameter. On the left is a successful lion hunt whilst the right depicts a sacrificial ceremony in honour of Hercules. Below is a 1 m high marble frieze showing a gift-giving ceremony (largito) from c.315 CE. (North façade, right side).

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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