Bust of Germanicus mutilated by Christians

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Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 13 October 2015

Basalt bust of the great Roman general Germanicus, from Egypt, about 14-20 CE. In late antiquity Christians broke the nose of the bust and carved a cross on the forehead. Now in British Museum, London.


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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APA Style

Raddato, C. (2015, October 13). Bust of Germanicus mutilated by Christians. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/4120/

Chicago Style

Raddato, Carole. "Bust of Germanicus mutilated by Christians." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 13, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/4120/.

MLA Style

Raddato, Carole. "Bust of Germanicus mutilated by Christians." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 Oct 2015. Web. 18 Apr 2019.

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