The Column of Antoninus Pius

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Harvard University Press, 1973 - Design - 220 pages
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.
 

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Contents

The Modern History of the Column
5
The Fragments
18
The Apotheosis Relief
32
The Decursio Reliefs
56
Program Style and Meaning
82
Abbreviations
89
Index 217
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