Unknown Roman. (Gaius Julius Caesar?)

White marble. Middle of the 1st century BCE.
Total height 0.52 m. Height of head 0.32 m.

Acireale, Zelantea Library

Origin:
Found in 1676 near Acireale together with vases, coins and a piece of marble with the inscription C. IVL. CAESAR, which disappeared.
Description:
In 1933 Erich Boehringer wrote a whole book to publish a portrait which he named Ceasar. (...) The bust is ancient, perhaps an Egyptian work; however, it is not Caesar, bua a nameless portrait from the middle of the first century B.C.
Literature:
E. Boehringer, Der Caesar von Acireale (Stuttgart, 1933), pl. 1—7.
F. Johansen, «Antichi ritratti di C. Giulio Cesare nella scultura», Analecta Romana Instituti Danici 4 (Copenhagen, 1967), p. 52.
P. Zanker, «Das Bildnis des M. Holconius Rufus» AA, 1981, p. 357, n. 27.
Credits:
© 1987. Photo, text: Johansen F. S. «Portraits in Marble of Gaius Julius Caesar: a Review». Ancient Portraits in the J. Paul Getti Museum. Vol I. 1987, p. 33, 38.
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Keywords: portrait of a man unknown roman head Julio-Claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia Julii-Claudii dictator Gaius Julius Caesar Caius Iulius Caesar Gaio Giulio Cesare g108
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