Portrait of Drusus Julius Caesar?
Marble.
Ca. 30 CE.
Inv. No. 1971.393.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Photo by Roger B. Ulrich

Portrait of Drusus Julius Caesar?

Marble.
Ca. 30 CE.
Inv. No. 1971.393.

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

Description:
Roman portrait from the early imperial period (dated by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to ca. A.D. 30). The portrait has been identified as that of Drusus Germanicus (second son of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder). Chisel marks on the top of the head indicate that the image has been recut, presumably after Drusus’s imprisonment and death in A.D. 33.
Credits:
© 2009. Photo: Roger B. Ulrich.
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
Keywords: marble bust male portrait julio claudian dynasty dinastia giulio claudia julii claudii drusus julius caesar iulius inv no 1971 393
History of Ancient Rome