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Portrait of a young Man
Marble. 161 - 170
Roman Sculptor
Portrait of a young Man
Marble. 161 - 170
Roman Sculptor

The sitter is depicted with a dense head of curly hair, a carefully trimmed beard, thin moustache, and a goatee beard between his mouth and chin. The young man’s elegant hairstyle imitates portraits of the Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus of 161 A. D. The military cloak indicates that the sitter had recently embarked on a military career.

Isis
White marble. 170 - 190
Roman Sculptor
Isis
White marble. 170 - 190
Roman Sculptor

Roman copy of a late Hellenistic figure, created in Egypt circa 100 B. C. The cult of Isis was widely disseminated in the Roman world and was practised especially by women. She wears a typical Egyptian dress which ends on her breast in the so-called “knot of Isis”. The situla in the left hand contained water from the Nile or milk and the bowl in the right served to pour the offering into. The cloa

Silenus
Marble. 170 - 190
Roman Sculptor
Silenus
Marble. 170 - 190
Roman Sculptor

This fragment of a Roman statue shows Silenus holding the infant Dionysus in his arms. It is a copy of a Greek original made between 290 and 280 B. C. by one of Lysippus´s pupils. The realistic features of Silenus, the young god’s master, pave the way for the naturalism of Hellenistic art. The herm was added in the seventeenth century.

Bust of Emperor Augustus (''Prima Porta'' type)
White marble. 14 - 37
Roman Sculptor
Bust of Emperor Augustus (''Prima Porta'' type)
White marble. 14 - 37
Roman Sculptor

This type of portrait of the first Roman emperor , Augustus Caesar –born Gaius Octavius– (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), was the best and most widely known. It corresponds to the "Prima Porta" type, which was created as an expression of the virtues of humanity and responsibility characteristic of a good prince and first citizen, and was very often employed in effigies of the Emperor. It was created around 27 B

The Emperor Marcus Aurelius
White marble. Ca. 161
Roman Sculptor
The Emperor Marcus Aurelius
White marble. Ca. 161
Roman Sculptor

In 161 A.D., when Marcus Aurelius (121-180) was named Emperor of Rome, this type of portrait was created. It was very wide-spread, and is well known through the equestrian statue at the Capitol in Rome. His curly hair is very well-kept and his short beard is that of Greek philosophers, models to be imitated by the “philosopher emperor,” who was himself author of Reflections, written in Greek.

Hercules
Marble. 135 - 150
Roman Sculptor
Hercules
Marble. 135 - 150
Roman Sculptor

The Roman copy of a herm of Hercules’s almost entire body from the middle of the Hellenistic era (170-160 B. C.). On account of his superhuman works, the hero was a model for the ancient philosophers and appears like them with a severe look, a meticulous hairstyle and an impressive beard which also reveal his physical and mental strength. He wears the crown of the deified heroes. On account of its

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