Artist

unknown (Roman (ancient))

Date

312-315 CE (creation)

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Description

A three-vaulted structure, dedicated in AD 315, which stands between the Caelian and Palatine hills, on the triumphal way from the Circus Maximus to the Arch of Titus. Inscriptions on both north and south faces of the arch (on the part of the attic storey above the central span and on the entablatures over the side openings) record that it was erected by the Roman people after the victory of Constantine over Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge (28 Oct AD 312) in gratitude for his first decade as emperor and as a votive offering for his second.

Description Source

Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/shared/views/home.html

Culture

Roman (ancient)

Keywords

architectural exteriors, historical, military / war, rulers / leaders

Classification

Architecture and City Planning

Work Type

architectural elements; arches; buildings

Work Technique

carving; construction

Location

Arch of Constantine (Rome, Lazio, Italy)

Material

numidian marble

Measurements

20 x 25 m (overall)

Image Rights

© Jesús Escobar

Image Source

Jesus Escobar; fair use

File Type

jpg

Photo Credit

Jesus Escobar

Keywords

architectural exteriors, historical, military / war, rulers / leaders

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