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The Emperor Caligula
Bonanome, Giovanni Battista; Bonanome, Nicola
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Bonanome, Giovanni Battista
1562
Bonanome, Nicola
1562

The Emperor Caligula

Ca. 1565. Marble Galería Jónica Baja Norte

This portrait head of Caligula (37 to 41 AD) is set into a tuff bust laminated with pieces of coloured marble to imitate a general’s armour and cloak, using a new technique of the time. It is one from the series of small-format busts of the Twelve Emperors commissioned by Philip II. White marble (head) and coloured marbles and tuff (bust)

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Inventory number
E000375
Author
Bonanome, Giovanni Battista; Bonanome, Nicola
Title
The Emperor Caligula
Date
Ca. 1565
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
Marble
Dimension
Height: 76 cm.; Width: 53 cm.; Base/bottom: 22.5 cm.; Weight: 55 Kg.
Series
Bustos de los Doce Emperadores [serie de Bonanome, I]
Provenance
Royal Collection

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Barron, Eduardo, Catalogo de la Escultura.Museo del Prado, Imprenta de J.Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 250.

Tormo y Monzó, Elías (1869-1957), Catálogo de las esculturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1949, pp. 9.

Blanco, Antonio, Museo del Prado : catálogo de la escultura, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. 172.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura de época moderna. Museo del Prado: siglos XVI-XVIII, Museo del Prado; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Madrid, 1998, pp. 222-223.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, Bajo el signo de Fortuna: esculturas clásicas del Museo del Prado, [s.n], Salamanca, 1999, pp. 35.

Museo Nacional del Prado, La púrpura del imperio, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1999, pp. 66.

Schröder, Stephan, El Coleccionismo de Escultura Clasica en España. Actas del Simposio, El Coleccionismo de Escultura Clasica en España. Actas del Simposio 21-22 de Mayo 2001, Madrid, 2001, pp. 43-60.

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Update date: 02-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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