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Bust of lictor

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Bust of lictor | Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy

Roman marble bust of a lictor. Dated back to early 2nd century CE. Located in Saint Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum.

Roman lictor (from ligare, meaning “to bind”) was a lower civil servant who initially preceded Roman kings (rex), and then some senior officials and emperors. In fact, his role was to protect important figures in Rome who held imperium, or military, civil and religious powers.

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