Prima Porta

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1. Why was Cupid included?

  • Cupid was used to show Augustus's paternal attitudes to the plebs
  • Cupid was riding on dolphin which showed patronage to Venus
  • Cupid was shown on a sphinx showing the defeat of Cleopatra
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2. What material and size was the Prima Porta ?

  • 2M and orginally in bronze
  • 2M and originally in marble
  • 3M in marble

3. What animal was Cupid riding on the floor to the left of Augustus?

  • Dolphin
  • Sphinx
  • Horse

4. Why was Augustus depicted as bare-footed?

  • Used as a link to the gods
  • Show links to the Plebs
  • Show modesty

5. Which of the following Gods were not depicted on the breastplate of the Prima Porta?

  • Diana Goddess of the hunt
  • Athena
  • Sol the Sun God
  • Apollo

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