Inventory number
E00166
Author
Roman workshop
Title
Deified Emperor
Chronology
Ca. 50 A.D.; 17th century
Technique
Sculpted
Marble
Dimensions
218 cm x 105 cm x 80 cm
School
Ancient Art
Theme
Portrait
On display
Yes
Provenance
Royal Collection

This sculpture consists of a seventeenth-century head of Augustus and a torso of Augustus or Tiberius dating from the beginning of the first century A.D. This type of iconography, with a body based on the art of Polycletus (fifth century B.C.) and clothed in the traditional Roman toga, was used to represent emperors deified after death.

 
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