Statues have always been a huge part of the world’s culture. Some pieces have achieved great popularity that they’ve become icons in their own right. Consider the Statue of Liberty (New York), Christ the Redeemer ( Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Great Sphinx (Gaza, Egypt) and many others. They’re become more than pieces of art but cultural landmarks that generations have appreciated and treasured throughout the years.
Not all sculptures, however, are what they appear to be. Some have entirely deep stories that explain their mysterious appearance such as in this list we got from Brightside. In this series, we are going to share some of these famous statues. In this article we are going to talk about “Augustus of Prima Porta” . It was created in 1st century AD and located in Vatican Museums, Rome.
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It was long thought that ancient Roman and Greek white marble statues were always plain white. But according to recent studies, they may have initially been painted in many different colors that faded over time. Today, the Vatican Museums have produced a copy of the statue so as to paint it in the theorized original colors, as confirmed when the statue was cleaned in 1999.