Inventory number
E00170
Author
Roman workshop
Title
Augustus wearing a toga
Chronology
End of the 1st century B.C.; Second quarter of the 2nd century A.D.
Technique
Sculpted
Material
Marble
Dimensions
205 cm x 87 cm x 52 cm
School
Ancient Art
Theme
Portrait
On display
Yes
Provenance
Collection of Christina of Sweden; Collection of Livio Odescalchi; Royal Collection (Collection of Felipe V, La Granja de San Ildefonso Palace).

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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