Paperweight with Emperor Augustus on Victory’s chariot

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Silverware and silver sculptures

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Paperweight with Emperor Augustus on Victory’s chariot

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Silverware and silver sculptures

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Serra - Roma / Silver fountains and silver obelisks

This Portoro marble paperweight has a plaque in the center, made by making the cast of an ancient Roman carving, where you can see the Emperor, probably Augustus, being transported by a winged Victory on his chariot, pulled by 4 horses.
In the early Republican age the Triumph’s chariot was pulled by a pair of horses, which later became 4 and after Augustus also 6 … also following a victory achieved by a general, the Triumph was always paid to the Emperor.
In classical iconography, the winged Victory is with him on the chariot and surrounds his head with a laurel wreath, while she holds the scepter in her hand.