Arch of Drusus


Rome, Italy 211-216 BC
Marble

A surviving piece of the Aqua Antoniniana, and aqueduct which brought water to Caracalla’s baths. This arch is decorated lavishly because as was the norm for aqueduct arches that passed over roads. Has composite capitals (combining the volutes of Ionic order and Acanthus leaves of the Corinthian).

Arch of Drusus, Aqua Antoniniana, Architecture and City Planning. 211-216. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/APINTOIG_10313945032