Marcus Aurelius (Facial Reconstruction)

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Arienne King
by Daniel Voshart
published on 23 October 2020
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A photorealistic reconstruction of what the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (r. 161-180 CE) may have looked like. Based on contemporary and near contemporary descriptions, as well as archaeological evidence.

Pictured alongside the reconstruction are the busts and statuary used as references. These include busts from the Glyptothek (top left); Musée des Antiques de Toulouse (top right); Musée Saint-Raymond (bottom left); and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (bottom right).

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Voshart, D. (2020, October 23). Marcus Aurelius (Facial Reconstruction). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Voshart, Daniel. "Marcus Aurelius (Facial Reconstruction)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 23, 2020.

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Voshart, Daniel. "Marcus Aurelius (Facial Reconstruction)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 23 Oct 2020. Web. 24 Nov 2020.

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