Inventory number
E00187
Author
Roman workshop
Title
Emperor Clodius Albinus
Chronology
193-196
Technique
Sculpted
Material
Marble
Dimensions
88 cm x 69 cm x 31 cm - 115 kg
School
Ancient Art
Theme
Portrait
On display
Yes
Provenance
Royal Collection

This work is particularly valuable as one of the very few surviving effigies of emperor Clodius Albinus (193-197 A.D.), who fought Septimus Severus with the support of the Senate in 196 A.D., and managed to continue as emperor of Gaul from 193 to 196 A.D. Albinus' hair is inspired by portraits from the court of Marcus Aurelius.

 
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