Colossus of Constantine
Date: ca. 312–24
Location or Findspot (Modern-Day Country): Italy
Dimensions: Originally 15.2 m high (estimate based on surviving pieces)
Description: The Colossus of Constantine (r. 307–37) was once an enormous statue of Constantine that occupied the apse of the basilica added to the Roman forum by Maxentius and completed by Constantine. The body was built of brick, wood, and gilded bronze, with the head, arms, and legs executed in marble. The head alone, one of the pieces to have survived, is 2.6 meters high.
Relevant Textbook Chapter(s): 2
Repository and Online Resources: • Surviving fragments are now on display in the courtyard of the Capitoline Museum in Rome.
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons