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Early Empire - Introduction
Introduction to the art of the Early Roman Empire is coming soon!
Early Empire - Architecture
| Also known more formally as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the remarkable Colosseum is an enduring monument to the building skill of the ancient Romans.
| This temple to "all the gods" is also a feat of Roman architectural - and engineering - genius, with its dome and other fascinating features.
Early Empire - Sculpture
| The full title of this work is Ara Pacis Augustae
, which means the Altar of Augustan Peace, and the reliefs reveal important information about Roman political aspirations.
Column of Trajan
| The Column of Trajan is piece of monumental sculpture that is swarming with intricately carved images that announce Roman military might and prowess.
Early Empire - Decorative Arts
| This stunning sardonyx cameo features scenes of the triumph of Rome's first emperor, Augustus, brilliantly depicted in shallow relief.
A Handbook of Roman Art
This book features individual chapters devoted to explaining the fine arts in ancient Rome - descriptions of architecture, sculpture, and wall painting are balanced by images. And the decorative arts are also represented, including metalwork, gems, jewelry, pottery, and glass.