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A lot of the art we have looked at this semester can be seen as propaganda. The Egyptian rulers used art to prove their right to rule by showing them in close quarters with the gods. Many other cultures used art this same way, including the Romans with the “Augustus of Primaporta” that had cupid on Augustus’ leg to illustrate his divine lineage. Another example of the Romans using art as propaganda is the “Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius” which portrays Marcus as a great horseman, which shows he is powerful and able to control a powerful steed and therefore a great leader.