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Augustus of Prima Porta

Niermann, Till. Augustus of Prima Porta. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., 20 Oct. 2007. Web. 14 Nov. 2015.

How do the form and content of the sculpture Augustus of Prima Porta reinforce its function?


It depicts Augustus' win over the Parthians in 39 BCE.


His raised right hand conveys authority.


They reinforce Augustus' authority and divine right to rule.


Augustus's ageless portrait borrows the concept from ancient Egypt and the ancient Near East.

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