Portrait of an Egyptian priest (in the past well-known as Julius Caesar)
3rd century.
Rome, Museum of BarraccoInv. No. MB 31.

Portrait of an Egyptian priest (in the past well-known as Julius Caesar).

3rd century.
Inv. No. MB 31.

Rome, Museum of Barracco

Barracco and others considered it to be a portrait of Julius Caesar. However it probably depicts a priest as is suggested by the hairstyle and the band around the head which holds an eight pointed star in the centre. The intense expression and the careful details recall typical elements of Roman portraiture. It is considered that Roman artists worked in Egypt during the IIIrd century AD.
(Text: http://en.museobarracco.it/percorsi/percorsi_per_sale/sala_i/ritratto_di_sacerdote_barbato)
© 1991. Photo, text: Sculpture from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. T. I. Taschen, 1991. P. 166.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρώμη rome roma rom roman man uomo romano römischer mann homme romain δικτάτορα γάιος ιούλιος καίσαρ dictator gaius julius caesar caius iulius dittatore gaio giulio cesare diktator cäsar dictateur jules césar απεικόνιση portraiture ritrattistica porträtmalerei portrait roman portraiture ritrattistica romana römisches porträt portrait romain κεφάλι κεφαλή head testa kopf tête male portrait of a man ritratto maschile uomo männliches portrait mann portrait masculin un homme male portrait head testa ritratto maschile männlicher portraitkopf kopf tête de portrait masculin diorite an egyptian priest bearded beard eight pointed star inv no mb 31
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