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The Column of Antoninus Pius

The Column of Antoninus Pius

Lise Vogel

ISBN 9780674143258

Publication date: 01/01/1973

Shortly after the death in 161 of Antoninus Pius, his sons dedicated a column to him as a funerary monument. The form of the column in general and the reliefs on the pedestal in particular raise problems central to the understanding of Roman art. In this first thorough study, illustrated with nearly 100 photographs, Lise Vogel restores the column to its rightful place as one of the major monuments of Roman art. In addition, she re-evaluates the meaning of the column of Antoninus Pius in the context of the development of second century Roman imperial sculpture.

Book Details

  • 224 pages
  • 10-7/16 x 7-3/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press