Equestrian sculpture

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The Marcus Aurelius on  is the prototype of all modern equestrian sculptures, since it was displayed uninterruptly for eighteen ceturies
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The Marcus Aurelius on Capitoline Hill is the prototype of all modern equestrian sculptures, since it was displayed uninterruptly for eighteen ceturies

In sculpture, an equestrian (from the Latin "equus" meaning horse) is a statue consisting of a horse with mounted rider. Such statues were frequently (but not exclusively) made out of military leaders of note, and such statesmen who wished to symbolically emphasize an active and strong leadership role.

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