Portrait of Valerian
Height 45 cm.
Inv. No. 3387.Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekPhoto by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Portrait of Valerian.

Height 45 cm.
Inv. No. 3387.

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek).

From Asia Minor?

50. Emperor Valerianus

Caius Publius Licinius Valerianus (born c. 190, emperor 253—260) wears a round wreath. A comparison with numismatic portraits ensures the identity of Valerian. He has thin mutton-chop whiskers and a small moustache. For the time being, this is one of the only extant portraits of this older man with the very sturdy skull and the prominent chin. A portrait in Rome in the Capitoline Museum (Fittschen-Zanker I, no. III) depicts a Roman Valerian.

I. N. 3387
Head. White marble with yellowish brown patina.
H. 0.42 m.
The nose has broken off and is missing. The crown and the back of the head are roughly carved.
Acquired 1966 from a private Parisian collection. Allegedly comes from Asia Minor (along with 51).

F. Johansen
Cat. 766c; V. Poulsen, MedKøb 24 (1967) 1 ff; L. McCoull, Berytus 17 (1967—1968) 66—71, pl. 18—19; B. Haarløv, MedKøb 28 (1971) 59 ff; B.Haarløv, AnalRom 7 (1974) 102 ff; V. Poulsen 1974, Cat. 174; K. Fittschen, GGA 225 (1973) 52; A. Seeberg, AntK 16 (1973) 82, Anm. 41; M. Bergmann, Studien, 59 ff, 93, Taf. 15.1; J. lnan & E. AIföldi-Rosenbaum, Römische und frühbyzantinische Porträtplastik aus der Türkei (1979) No. 77, Taf. 69; M. Wegner, Gordianus lll bis Carinus (1979) 113; M. Bergmann, Gnomon 53 (1981) 187; Fittschen-Zanker I, ad no. 111, Anm. 6; S. Wood, Roman Portrait Sculpture 217—260 A.D. (1986) 45, 134.
(сс) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
© 1995. Description: F. Johansen. Catalogue Roman portraits, vol. III. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1995, p. 122, cat. no. 50.
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