Male portrait restored as Galba
Portrait dating from the late republican period.
Inv. No. MC 429.Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino, Hall of FrescoesPhoto by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Male portrait restored as Galba.

Portrait dating from the late republican period.
Inv. No. MC 429.

Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino, Hall of Frescoes
(Roma, Musei capitolini, Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino, Sala degli Affreschi)

Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori.
Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Emperors.
Private collection, Albani.
from 2005 — Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Clementino, Sala San Pietro;
from 2000-04 until 2005 — Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo, Sala Verde;
from 1998 until 2000-04 — Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini;
from 1957 — until 1998 — Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Braschi;
until 1957 — Musei Capitolini, Palazzo de’Conservatori, Galleria;
from 1930 — Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Senatorio, Aula Senatoria;
until 1930 — Musei Capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo, Sala degli Imperatori;
Collezione Albani.

18. Beardless male head (restored as Galba) (pl. 49).

H. 0.89 m., head 0.25 m.
Carrara marble.
Restored: nose, chin, part of top of head, bust, foot of pavonazzetto.
Worked over: front hair, forehead, eyes, part of cheeks, mouth, chin.

Bernoulli thinks the head antique, but only a probable portrait of Galba. Helbig condemns it as a seventeenth-century likeness of that emperor. Both are partly right. The head is antique, apparently of the late republican period, but it has been cut down and restored to make a Galba to fill the gap in the series. It is called Galba in the Albani inventory.

Inv. Albani, B 180.

Bottari, II. 19; Mori, IV, Imp. 11, 2; Righetti, I. 78; Armellini, I. 82, 2; Bernoulli, Röm. Ikon., II. 2, p. 3; Helbig, I.2 p. 313.

Alin. 11754; And. 1580; B. 16593; C. R. 742 K; Inst. 1424 (g); M. 12157 (g).

(сс) 2005. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
Henry Stuart Jones. A Catalogue of the Ancient Sculptures Preserved in the Municipal Collections of Rome: The Sculptures of the Conservatori. Oxford, 1912. P. 192, n. 18, tav. 49.
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