Pompey the Great.

Marble. 30—50 CE.
Height 25 cm.
Inv. No. 733.

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Description:
This portrait of the great general copies a bronze statue which stood in Pompey’s Theatre, and at the foot of which Julius Caesar was murdered. With his raises forelock Pompey sought to imitate Alexander the Great.
Credits:
(ρρ) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.

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THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: marble marmor marmo testa ritratto maschile male portrait head of Pompey the Great Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus Cneus Cnaeus g52 from the Licinian tomb of Licinii Inv No 733
HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME