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A Puzzling Romano-British Bronze Head of Marcus Aurelius: Assembling pieces from three museums

20 September 12 -- jsuess
Marcus Aurelius Ashmolean

In the Ashmolean Museum’s Rome Gallery you will find a half-life-sized bronze head of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180) discovered near Brackley, Northamptonshire.  The piece is striking not only due to the bright blue glass inlaid eyes, but also its combination of Roman iconography and Celtic style.

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