Benaki museum: Folk Constantine the Great

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A take from Siphnos, early 19th century, on what Constantine the Great in the hippodrome of Constantinople must surely have looked like, complete with the True Cross and the serpents column originally from Delphi, and still to be seen there.
Notice of course that no 19th century Greek could imagine Constantine the Great clean shaven, unlike how the colossal contemporary statue in Rome depicts him. I doubt many Greeks even now can think of St Constantine clean shaven…

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