Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs

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published on 02 March 2018

Porphyry sculpture portraying the four Tetrarchs (Diocletian, Maximianus, Galerius and Constantius Chlorus) embracing. It is dated to c. 300 CE and was sculpted in Asia Minor. It probably originally decorated two separate pillars in Constantinople but was plundered by the Venetians in 1204 CE. The sculpture has since been fixed to a corner of the facade of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy.



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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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