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LSA-441 Colossal bronze statue of emperor in cuirass. Probably from Constantinople (now in Barletta). Late fourth to fifth century.

City: Constantinople Province: Constantinople Region: Constantinople
Details: Found in harbour of Barletta in 1309, presumably from an Adriatic shipwreck
Current Location: Barletta
Object: Statue Material: Bronze Re-Use? No
Clothing: armour; cloak, paludamentum; tunic, sleeved; tunic/chiton Hairstyle: Other Height(cm): 335
Attributes: belt; diadem, pearl-edged; fibula Beard: Bearded, stubble
Honorand: Position: Emperors Gender: Male
Awarder: Position: Awarder Unknown or Uncertain
Earliest: 350 Latest: 500
Weitzmann, K. (ed.), Age of spirituality : late antique and early Christian art, third to seventh century : catalogue of the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, November 19, 1977, through February 12, 1978, New York 1979, 29-30, no. 23 (J.D. Breckenridge)

Demougeot, É. 'Le Colosse de Barletta', Mélanges de l’École française de Rome. Antiquité 94/2, , Rome 1982, 951-978

Testini, P. 'La statua di bronzo o ‘colosso’ di Barletta', Puglia Paleocristiana, Bari 1973, 310-34

Picozzi, V. 'Contributi numismatici all’identificazione del Colosso di Barletta', Rivista Italiana di Numismatica, 73, Milan 1971, 11-31

Delbrueck, R., Spätantike Kaiserporträts. Von Constantinus Magnus bis zum Ende des Westreichs , Leipzig 1933, 219-26, pls. 116-20