Roman Emperor Constantine sculpture goes on show in Rome
|York artefact goes on show in Rome [Credit: The York Press]|
The sculpture, about twice life size, was found in York and may be the earliest portrait of Constantine. It may have been carved shortly after he was proclaimed emperor in the city.
Natalie McCaul, curator of archaeology at the Yorkshire Museum, said: “It is fantastic that one of York’s most famous Roman objects is now on show in what many see as the iconic Roman landmark.”
The exhibition runs in Rome until September 15 and the marble head will be back on show in York from the end of that month.
Source: York Press [April 12, 2013]