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

The Emperor Caligula

Ca. 1565. Marble.
Galería Jónica Planta 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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Bonanome, Giovanni Battista; Bonanome, Nicola
The Emperor Caligula
Ca. 1565
Height: 76 cm; Width: 53 cm; Base/bottom: 22.5 cm; Weight: 55 Kg
Bustos de los Doce Emperadores [serie de Bonanome, I]
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura., Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 250, n. 375.

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.

Coppel, Rosario, 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, 'Las series de los Doce Emperadores' En:, El Coleccionismo de Escultura Clasica en España. Actas del Simposio 21-22 de Mayo 2001, Madrid, 2001, pp. 43-60.

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Galería Jónica Planta Baja Norte (On Display)

Update date: 26-10-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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