Cuirassed Bust of a Roman Emperor from Eleusis

Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 03 January 2015

This cuirassed bust of an emperor was installed at the centre of the pediment of the Greater Propylaea at Eleusis (Greece). Although the face is badly damaged, it may be a portrait of the emperor Marcus Aurelius who built the Greater Propylaea, the monumental entrance to the Sanctuary in the 2nd century CE.



About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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