Victory Crowning Secular and Sacred Buildings
This paper will discuss the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum’s antefix that depicts Victory with trophies standing above a globe and surrounded by Capricorns. It will cover the iconography of the antefix in relation to Augustus’ monumental structures like the Temple of Mars Ultor, which was one of the most important temples of the Augustan age. It has never been acknowledged that the winged goddess appeared on the pediment of this temple, which explains her presence on the antefix.
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