Facing up to Constantine: Reassessing the Stonegate Monumental Head from York.

Russell, M., 2018. Facing up to Constantine: Reassessing the Stonegate Monumental Head from York. Britannia, 49 (November), pp. 211-224.

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DOI: 10.1017/S0068113X18000090

Abstract

A damaged and badly weathered stone head, discovered prior to 1823 in York, and interpreted as an early portrait of the emperor Constantine I, is here re-examined and identified as a modified image of an earlier, deified emperor, almost certainly Hadrian. A re-analysis of the image as it survives today further suggests that the recarving, into a likeness of Constantine, occurred after A.D. 312 and not, as widely believed, at the moment of Constantine’s proclamation as emperor in York in A.D. 306

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0068-113X
Additional Information:Published online 5th March 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords:Constantine; Hadrian; sculpture; imperial portraiture; identity realignment; York
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:31480
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:21 Nov 2018 16:29
Last Modified:21 Nov 2018 16:29

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