Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs

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Carole Raddato
published on 02 March 2018
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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 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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Raddato, C. (2018, March 02). Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8240/

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Raddato, Carole. "Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 02, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8240/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Portrait of the Four Tetrarchs." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 02 Mar 2018. Web. 04 Dec 2020.

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