Head of Agrippa.
Height 42 cm.
Inv. No. 1555.
Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)
The powerful head, with its broadly inclined disposition, possesses a steadfast, fleshy face. Beneath powerful brows, the eyes are set deeply into the head. Augustus’ friend, Agrippa (64/63—
I. N. 1555
Marble. H. 0.42.
As a result of acid cleaning, the surface is badly damaged. The nose and the ears have broken off and they are missing. Acquired in 1896 in Rome, through the intervention of Helbig. Purchased from a stone mason who brought antiques to Helbig every now and then.
F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 608; V. Poulsen 1973, Cat. 7; F. Johansen, MedKøb 27 (1970) 139, fig. 4; F. Johansen, AnalRom VI (1971) fig. 14, 29; Kersauson, Catalogue Louvre I, 54 (Ma 1208); D. Boschung, JRA 6 (1993) 50 ff.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1994.