Cuirassed Bust of a Roman Emperor from Eleusis

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Carole Raddato
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published on 03 January 2015
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This cuirassed bust of an emperor was installed at the centre of the pediment of the Greater Propylaea at Eleusis (Greece). Although the face is badly damaged, it may be a portrait of the emperor Marcus Aurelius who built the Greater Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Sanctuary in the 2nd century CE.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2015, January 03). Cuirassed Bust of a Roman Emperor from Eleusis. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3503/cuirassed-bust-of-a-roman-emperor-from-eleusis/

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Raddato, Carole. "Cuirassed Bust of a Roman Emperor from Eleusis." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 03, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3503/cuirassed-bust-of-a-roman-emperor-from-eleusis/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Cuirassed Bust of a Roman Emperor from Eleusis." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 03 Jan 2015. Web. 24 Oct 2021.