South Side, Ara Pacis

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Steven Zucker
published on 13 October 2013
South Side, Ara Pacis

The Ara Pacis Augustae or Altar of the Augustan Peace in Rome (south entrance). Built to celebrate the return of Augustus to Rome in 13 BCE following campaigns in Spain and Gaul, it is a masterpiece of Roman sculpture and, in particular, portraiture. Officials and the Imperial family are depicted in an animated procession in the relief panels on the exterior of the altar. (Museo dell'Ara Pacis, Rome)

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Zucker, S. (2013, October 13). South Side, Ara Pacis. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2110/

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Zucker, Steven. "South Side, Ara Pacis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 13, 2013. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2110/.

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Zucker, Steven. "South Side, Ara Pacis." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 Oct 2013. Web. 24 Aug 2019.

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