The Colossus of Constantine

Does the abstraction of form and faraway look in this colossal portrait hint at the growth of Christianity in Rome?

The Colossus of Constantine, c. 312–15 (Palazzo dei Conservatori, Musei Capitolini, Rome)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "The Colossus of Constantine," in Smarthistory, December 9, 2015, accessed May 23, 2024,