The most famous equestrian statue in Rome (if not the world) is, without doubt, that of Emperor Marcus Aurelius (r. 161-80), one of the glories of the Capitoline Museums. However, the Eternal City is also home to more than a dozen other such statues.
According to late-imperial accounts, there were once 22 equestrian statues (equi magni) in ancient Rome. That of Marcus Aurelius is the only one to have survived intact.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
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