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Marcus Aurelius Sacrificing at the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus


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Marcus Aurelius Sacrificing at the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus

Fine Art Photo Print


This bas relief is one of several panels showing Marcus Aurelius performing various functions of office. In this one he is sacrificing before the temple of Jupiter Capitolinus. Marcus Aurelius is dressed as a priest, his head covered, holding a shallow libation bowl in his right hand. To the far right stands a man holding an ax which will shortly be applied to the bull standing behind the gathering. Above to the upper right of the relief above the architrave is a set of three pairs of gladiators and wild animals. These are bestiarii, men who specialized in fighting wild animals. These games were often associated with religious ritual.

About The Photographer, Craig Phares

Craig took this picture for Pro Romanis several years ago on a photographic expedition to Rome. Craig Phares is a photographer, artist, designer, and programmer. He built his first game on a TI-85 calculator when he should have been doing math homework, and has never stopped, creating numerous jaw-dropping digital masterpieces for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. Craig studied sculpture at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, while constantly improving his design and programming skills on his own time. He went on to work for several advertising agencies, finally leaving to form his own company. Craig is the founder of Six Overground, a progressive digital agency focused on building full-scale digital platforms. His company has produced award-winning work for major brands and corporations including Citigroup, Estée Lauder, Havaianas HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, NFL, U.S. Air Force, and USDA. When he’s not glued to a computer monitor, you’ll find him in the real world, dreaming up the next big thing. To learn more about Craig, visit his website at