Fragment of the equestrian statue of Octavian August
12—10 BCE.
Inv. No. X.23322.Athens, National Archaeological Museum

Fragment of the equestrian statue of Octavian August.

12—10 BCE.
Inv. No. X.23322.

Athens, National Archaeological Museum
(Αθήνα, Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο).

Found in Aegean sea between Euboia and Agios Eustratios.
Statue of the emperor Augustus (29 BCE — 14 CE). Bronze. Found in the Aegean sea between the islands of Euboea and Agios Efstratios. The emperor is depicted in mature age, mounting a horse. He wears a tunica decorated with a meander pattern. Iconographic features of the Prima Porta gesture of official greeting. The hilt of his sword can be seen below the left hand, in which he held the horse’s reigns. On the bezel of his finger-ring a staff of divination (lituus) is engraved, symbolizing the supreme religious office of Pontifex Maximus, assumed by Augustus in 12 BC.
(cc) 2015. Photo, text: Jebulon / Wikimedia Commons (CC0 1.0).
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