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I must have liked this equestrian statue, as I've posted numerous photos of it! This is the ORIGINAL bronze sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, which is now housed inside the Capitoline Museum. The one outside in the courtyard is a replica. It's difficult to imagine that something this size and this valuable survived millennia, from antiquity, without being destroyed or melted down and recycled into something else. I don't know the specifics of its survival, so I'll have to do some additional research, but it's definitely a centerpiece in the museum, enclosed in a large open area surrounded by windows, which allow for ample and impressive lighting. It's clear that this one has been around for a while; it's much more tarnished than the replica outside, discolored with age, but still magnificent.

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Additional Photos by Terez Anon (terez93) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 86 W: 78 N: 924] (1717)
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