Replica Statua Equestre di Marco Aurelio, Rome

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The Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius is an ancient Roman statue in the Capitoline Hill, Rome, Italy. It is made of bronze and stands 4.24 m tall. Although the emperor is mounted, it exhibits many similarities to standing statues of Augustus. The original is on display in the Capitoline Museums, with the one now standing in the open air of the Piazza del Campidoglio being a replica made in 1981 when the original was taken down for restoration.
The overall theme is one of power and divine grandeur — the emperor is over life-size and is holding out his hand in a gesture much like that in some statues of Augustus. In this case the gesture may also signify clemency as some historians assert that a fallen enemy may have been sculpted begging for mercy under the horse's raised hoof (based on accounts from mediaeval times which suggest that a small figure of a bound barbarian chieftain once crouched underneath the horse's front right leg). Such an image was meant to portray the Emperor as victorious and all-conquering. However, shown without weapons or armour, Marcus Aurelius seems to be a bringer of peace rather than a military hero, for this is how he saw himself and his reign. He is riding without the use of stirrups, which had not yet been introduced to the West. While the horse has been meticulously studied in order to be recreated for other artists' works, the saddle cloth was copied with the thought that it was part of the standard Roman uniform. The saddle cloth is actually Sarmatian in origin, suggesting that the horse is a Sarmatian horse and that the statue was created to honour the victory over the Sarmatians by Marcus Aurelius, after which he adopted "Sarmaticus" to his name.
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  • It will be the location from the Capitol, it will be the entire context in which it is located, really beautiful (although a replica of the original present in the museums adjacent to the statue). It is impossible not to see it because of the location it is.
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  • This is a copy of the original 2nd century that is very close in the capitol museums. It tells the story that this statue was saved from being fused because the Church, in its eagerness to erase all other paganism, believed that it was a copy of Constantine (who legalized Catholic worship within the Roman Empire) and thus was saved from destruction by grati you.
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  • There is a replica in the square. The real thing is in the museum( Capitrino). When the restoration was repaired talking about the horse and the statue.
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  • The Capitoline Hill is the smallest and most important of the seven hills of Ancient Rome. As the political and religious heart of Rome the hill became a symbol of Rome's reign as Caput Mundi, capital of the world. Today the hill still symbolizes the heart of Rome and it is the perfect starting point for a visit of the Eternal City.
  • I enjoyed my visit to this marvelous historic site, I highly recommend it as a photo opportunity.
  • Beautiful, go during the day while the museum is open and enjoy an amazing view.
  • Great statue! Nice to see! Almost walked right past it
  • It's a replica of an emperor on a horse. The real thing is in the museum next to it. The statue adds to the beautiful square.
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