Art Serving Power: Representations of Jupiter on the Territory of Romania in Late Antiquity

Ioana-Iulia Olaru
2013 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Though the sculptures do not represent Roman emperors, they depict Jupiter, the supreme god of the Romans, suggesting the idea of all-mighty emperor. They are a more direct example -compared to other sculptures of divinities -of political propaganda through the means of image. Moreover, by some of its versions, these representations also refer to the future images of Christ, from Christian art. Consequently, the old and the new are intertwined again, Late Antiquity catching the moment in which
more » ... he moment in which the old image acquires new symbolic connotation.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.08.731 fatcat:44ns74b3crgpxlhy4athibciaa