Periods of Arch of Constantine

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published on 10 September 2018

Periods of the Arch of Constantine, Rome. The works comprising the Arch of Constantine may be divided into four periods. The three arches are decorated with marble slabs with reliefs. It was conceived and executed during Constantine’s reign as an integrated whole, utilizing mainly materials plundered from other imperial monuments. The compositional structure can therefore be divided into distinct chronological and stylistic sections, even though the choice of scenes reveals an evident thematic unity. On the main faces and short side of the arch there are reliefs from the ages of Trajan, Hadrian and Marcus Aurelius, while the lower part presents ones from the reign of Constantine.


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