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Augustus of Primaport It was built to celebrate the return of the Roman standards by the pathians in 53 BCE It was set up an year after Augustuss death It was originally made in bronze in 20 BCE It is 68 tall The statue Augustus of primaporta shows a lot of things The breastplate whose throng of figures and symbols lend themselves to a rich spectrum of interpretations of Augustan art and propaganda Proportions reflect the ideal of Greek Pythagoreans but tempered by realism Other thing is that cupid and dolphins at his feet symbolize his alleged descent from Venus The sword that he has and the children hanging on to him show his power The statue shows three depict The first is General of Army second is an eacher and the last is a chief priest The Augustus of Primaporta illustrates the use of imperial portraiture for political propaganda a practice among Romans that began with Augustus The sculptor was inspired by the art of the Classical Greece The pose and body proportions are similar to the Greek Polykleitos Spear Barer Reference to current events are made on Augustuss cuirass Armored chest-plate where the return of Roman standards by the Parthian is depicted Parthian come from modern Iran The Cupid Venuss son rides a dolphin next to the emperors right calf probably an unsubtle reference and reminder of Augustus divine lineage The family of Caesar the Julian claims to trace their ancestry to Venus Although the head is that of an individual and not a nameless Greek athlete its overall shape the sharp ridges of the brows and the tight cap of layered hair all emulate the Greek Polykleitian style
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