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Augustus wearing a toga
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Augustus wearing a toga

Late I a.C. century. White marble, 205 x 87 cm.

This statue was assembled in the seventeenth-century with a toga-clad body from the second quarter of the second century A.D. and a head of Augustus dating from the end of the first century B.C. The emperor appears wearing a veil, in keeping with the "Forbes" type of portrait, which was created at the time he was named Maximum Pontifice. These portraits were distributed as cultural images of the Genius of Augustus before his death and actual deification.

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Inventory number
E00170
Author
Taller romano
Title
Augustus wearing a toga
Date
Late I a.C. century
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
White marble
Dimension
High/Height: 205 cm.; Width: 87 cm.; Base/bottom: 52 cm.
Provenance
Collection of Christina of Sweden; Collection of Livio Odescalchi; Royal Collection (Collection of Felipe V, La Granja de San Ildefonso Palace).

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Berlín : Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, 1862, pp. 83.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid : [s.n.], 1908, pp. 133.

Barrón. Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid Imprenta y fototipia de J. Lacoste, 1908, pp. 133, n.170.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Burdeos : Feret & Fils, 1923, pp. 69.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catalogo de la Escultura, Madrid : [s.n], 1957, pp. 99.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid : Patronato Nacional de Museos, 1981.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, Madrid Museo Nacional del Prado, 1993, pp. 114-117.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, Cristina de Suecia en el Museo del Prado, Madrid : Museo del Prado, 1997.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, Escultura clásica : guía, Santander : Fundación Marcelino Botín : Museo, 1999, pp. 148.

Dos Milenios en la Historia de España : Año 1000, Año 2000, Madrid : Sociedad Estatal España Nuevo Mil, 2000.

Corona y arqueología en el Siglo de las Luces : [Exposición]... : Patrimonio Nacional, 2010, pp. 85-93.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, Las esculturas de Cristina de Suecia : un tesoro de la Coron... : Real Academia de Historia, pp. 45,76 / 136.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 338.

Exhibitions +

Dos Milenios en la Historia de España: año 1000 - año 2000
Madrid
04.10.2000 - 07.01.2001

Location +

Room 071 (On Display)

Update date: 15-12-2015 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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