Head of Tiberius.

Marble. Copy of 14—37 CE after an original of 10—20 CE.
Height 34 cm.
Inv. No. 1750.

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Acquired in 1900 in Rome.
47. Tiberius

In his fifties, Tiberius was rendered in a number of portraits with certain common features. The origin of these, however, cannot be ascertained. There was typically the fork of hair over the middle of the forehead and the two small tangs at the temples. The portrait has a wide, smooth forehead and short hair which is combed forward. The hair at the back of the head is long. The eyes are large and rounded. The mouth has thin lips with the upper lip protruding conspicuously. Two furrows radiate up from the top root of the nose and there is a prominent chin. The hair over the forehead is parted close to the middle of the forehead, just above the inner corner of the left eye.

Original: 10-20 A.D. Copy: 14-37 A.D.

Marble. H. 0.34.
The tip of the nose and the left earlobe have broken off. Most of the neck has broken off and is missing.
Acquired in 1900 in Rome, through the mediation of Helbig.

F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 624; V. Poulsen 1973, Cat. 46; M. Horster, MüJb 24 (1973) 15; A.-K. Massner, Bildnisangleichung (1982) 100, Taf. 17a; Fittschen & Zanker, Porträts, I, ad no. 12, n. 8a; V. Hausmann, Quaderni Ticinesi 14 (1985) 211; F. Johansen, MedKøb 43 (1987) 82, fig. 21; W.-R. Megow, RM 94 (1987) Taf. 87, 103; D. Boschung, JRA 6 (1993) 58 Lf, Skizze 35; Boschung, Augustus (1993) 74, n. 341, 2.

(ρρ) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
© 1994. Text of description: F. Johansen. Catalogue Roman Portraits, vol. I, p. 118, cat. no. 47. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1994.

Keywords: marble marmor marmo testa ritratto maschile male portrait head of the roman emperor Tiberius imperatore romano Tiberio Julio-Claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia Julii-Claudii The Copenhagen 624 type Inv No 1750
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