Classical Comparisons 5

Domitian, Anglesey Abbey

I spent yesterday morning at Anglesey Abbey filling some of the gaps in my photography of the statues – 36 pictures covering 16 figures.  Domitian was one.  This is one of the Twelve Caesars, works from Italian (Roman) School and British (English) Schools, c. 1750-1847, in marble and sandstone, originally from Lypiatt Park, Gloucestershire.  Domitian was Roman emperor from 81 to 96. He was the son of Vespasian and the younger brother of Titus, his two predecessors on the throne, and the last member of the Flavian dynasty. During his reign, the authoritarian nature of his rule put him in conflict with the Senate, whose powers he drastically curtailed.

I now have just four figures to do – they are currently inaccessible due to Covid-19 restrictions

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