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Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art.  It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian.  (isn't it gorgeous?  I could live in Rome)

Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art. It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian. (isn't it gorgeous? I could live in Rome)

Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius in the Capitoline Museum, Rome 176-180 CE; or 161-180 CE gilded bronze, about 11' 6"

Marble statue of a lion, ca. 400-390 BCE. Greek, Classical period. From the Met's description: "Marble statues of lions were sometimes used as tomb monuments or as guardians at both ends of a large tomb façade. Like many classical Greek works of art, this statue was taken to Rome during the imperial period."

Roman - Sword from an Equestrian Statue - Walters 54761. This sheathed sword was part of a Roman imperial monument that included a gilded bronze equestrian statue. Date 1st century (Julio-Claudian)