Equestrian statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius on marble plinth


The original Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius — now on display in the Palazzo dei Conservatori of the Musei Capitolini in Rome — was erected in 175 AD and one of the only surviving monumental statues of a Roman Emperor. This faithful copy of the original was made in the early nineteenth-century, and includes a recreation of the plinth and writing found on the original.

c. 1815

23 ½ x 13 ½ x 7 in.