Gaius Julius Caesar
White large-grained marble from Asia Minor.
Total height: 0,53 m; height of the head: 0,29 m.
Inv. No. 73.AA.46.Los Angeles, John Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa in Malibu

Gaius Julius Caesar.

White large-grained marble from Asia Minor.
Total height: 0,53 m; height of the head: 0,29 m.
Inv. No. 73.AA.46.

Los Angeles, John Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa in Malibu.

Origin:
In 1973 the Getty Museum acquired a marble portrait from Asia Minor. (...) It was brought to Switzerland from the Istanbul bazaar.
Description:
Although the bust is almost ruined, it must originally have been part of a large statue in one of the major towns in western Asia Minor, like Pergamon or Miletus. It is an imperial portrait made locally. The neck is long, and the shape of the face resembles the Tusculum type. With some reason it has been saif by Jale Inan that it is in the tradition of the Tusculum portrait, and it resembles in size the portraits in Naples and the Palazzo Senatorio, Rome.
Literature:
Burlington Magazine (june 1973), fig. 14.
J. Frel, «Caesar», GettyMusJ 5 (1977), fig. 2—5.
E. Alföldi-Rosenbaum, in Greece and Italy in the Classical World, Acta of the XI. International Congress of Classical Archaeology (London, 1979), p. 978.
J. Inan и E. Alföldi-Rosenbaum, Römische und Frühbyzantinische Porträtplastik aus der Türkei (Mainz, 1979), p. 53, No. 1, pl. 1.
J. Frel, Roman Portraits in the J. Paul Getty Museum, ex. cat. (Tulsa Oklahoma, Philbrook Art Center, и Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1981).
J. Meischinger, BonnJbb 181 (1981), p. 144.
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. 40.
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