Marcus Caesar Imperialism

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The empire of Rome had many wide-spread influences and cultures. For instance, in the era of Old Rome the purpose was about worshipping emperors such as Augustus and Caesar. During the New Rome Era they worshipped Christ, just only emperors. These been religiously influenced by Christianity or Judaism. But, there are two beautifully perfect pieces that bridge the two Eras together. First is “Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius” and the other is “Justinian”. They both look similar because Justinian had kept the same qualities from Marcus Aurelius. All though by looking at it, you can see that they both share symbolism that is desirable. Symbolism is desirable because of the horse symbolizes greatness of power, person under the horse and the…show more content…
As you can tell he is a lot bigger than the horse as if it is “larger than life” from the relationship they both have. Some of the expressions were of people for everyone to see. Aurelius has a frown that is serious that he doesn’t care but just him as a emperor. Following, portraits of aged emperors were not always new. This piece was the first one in which that a Roman emperor looked weary, saddened and worried. The Antonine sculpture has gone beyond Republican verism. This has exposed of seeing the rulers true character expressing himself through his thoughts and soul for everyone to look at and see. The right arm in the air shows the gesture of a greeting and an offering of clemency. As you can see the robe he is wearing along with armor shows the political message shows the Romans that he is very intellectual as a philosopher and a thinker. Likewise, evidence had proved that beneath the horse’s right foreleg there was an enemy that was cowered as it was begging for the emperor’s mercy. They would defeat those that were non-Christian. It was then destroyed because Constantine was the only worshipper and they had to practice his beliefs. Overall, this piece was the beginning of and ending of Classical art’s domination in the Greco-Roman…show more content…
Mid-sixth century.) The material is from ivory and is about 1’ 1 1/2 “X 10 ½ high. Ivory has been high-quality from the beginning of early times when sculptures had created tusks from the Ice Age. Moreover, ivory carving has been known to get its sources from elephants in India and especially in Africa. They mainly go to Africa more because the species are a lot larger compared to other parts of the world. The tusks are longer, heavier and even having a finer grain. Some of the elephants range from 5 to 6 feet in length and weighs near 10 pounds. Likewise, the male elephants are 10 feet long or likely more and weigh around100 pounds. Besides, the ivories are more familiar if they are

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