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Christ, with a rooster in a tree on his sidem is in the center niche. The man in the first niche on the left is probably meant to be Peter. The other niches apparently contain other disciples. Eight shells containing busts of bearded men appear above. Vatican Inv. 31475

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Keywords: imperial portraiture, emperor, archaeology, iconography, ancient Rome