Height 34 cm.
Inv. No. 1444. Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy
Height 34 cm.
Inv. No. 1444.
Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)
The empress of Augustus, Livia (58 B.C. 29 A.D.), has large eyes, a small mouth and an incipient double chin. The present portrait type is the most prevalent for representations of the empress (cf. a list of copies in Fittschen-Zanker III, p. 2). The hair pad over the forehead, the nodus, is flattened out. The braid at the back of the head is long and it slants downward. The brows hair pad and the back braid are connected with powerfully waving hair that frames both temples. On the torso section of the bust, it can be seen that the woman is wearing a sleeveless garment over the tunic.
Original: c. 27
I. N. 1444
Marble. H. 0.34.
The right side of the torso section has broken off and it is missing. A piece of the hair bun at the back of the head has been executed in some other material (like plaster).
Purchased in 1896 in Egypt.
Presumably found in Fayum (cf. 33 and 45).
V. Poulsen 1973, Cat. 34;
L. Furneé-van Zwet, BABesch XXXI (1956) 14, fig. 12;
R. Winkes, ANRW I (1973) 232, fig. 17;
M. Horster, MüJb (1973) 11, Abb. 5, 19, n. 14;
Inan & Alföldi-Rosenbaum, Porträtplastik, 62;
E. M. Koppel, Die römischen Skulpturen von Tarraco (1985) ad no. 122, n. 3;
Fittschen & Zanker, Porträts III, 2, n. 6;
Kersauson, Catalogue Louvre I, no. 43;
D. E. E. Kleiner, Private Portraiture in the Age of Augustus, The Age of Augustus ed. R. Winkes (1986) 122, n. 44;
Kaiser Augustus und die Verlorene Republik (1988) no. 171, 326;
Scholz, Tracht, 52, Bü 7;
Kockel, Porträtreliefs, 43, n. 368, 51, n. 431;
D. Boschung, JRA 6 (1993) 45 C b, Skizzen 12