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Statuette of the Emperor Constantine

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Constantine is represented in the guise of an officer in the legions. He wears an animal's skin (pinned as a cloak on one shoulder) above the imperial diadem, a simple cuirass with cingulum, tunic below, and boots. There is a tang between the feet. Right arm and left hand broken off. Green...

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Provenance

By 1962: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Collection (said to have come from Gaul); gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, December 31, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr.

Roman Provincial, Late Imperial Period, Constantinian, about A.D. 306

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 177; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 18.6 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.1204

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture