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Jupiter Ammon

  • Jupiter Ammon. National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida © Ministerio de Cultura

    Jupiter Ammon. National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Sculpture

Date

1-100 (1st century A.D.)

Cultural background

Roman

Original title

Jupiter Ammon
National Museum of Roman Art
Mérida
Badajoz, Extremadura
Badajoz

This decoration served to praise and exalt the figure of the emperor.

Made from a large smooth flat stone slab with fragmented corners, it formed part of the sculptural decoration of what was known as the 'Forum portico' or 'Marble forum', beside the site of the Temple of Diana in the centre of Mérida. It is similar to the one in Augustus’ forum in Rome.

Details of the work

Object
Shield

Dimensions
Height = 1.62 m; Width = 1.61 m

Technique
Sculpted

Material
Marble

  

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