Roman
Marble.
Copy from beginning of the 1st century CE of an original c. 40 BCE.
Height 37 cm.
Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekInv. No. 1777.Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Roman.

Marble.
Copy from beginning of the 1st century CE of an original c. 40 BCE.
Height 37 cm.
Inv. No. 1777.

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

Origin:
Purchased in Rome in 1900, through the mediation of Helbig.
Description:

2. Roman.

This senior Roman, a replica of which is found in Rome’s National Museum1 (the replica in Munich, Glyptothek, Inv. 537, Grimm, RM 96 (1989) Taf. 86,1, 87,1, is a fake), has his hair over the forehead parted down the middle, with four locks of hair combed to the right. In the middle of the lock of hair immediately above the right eye there is a marked nip. Vagn Poulsen proposed that this bust portrayed C. Octavius (died in 59 B.C.), the father of Augustus, while G. Grimm suggested the triumvir M. Aemilius Lepidus (died in 12 B.C.) of the Second Triumvirate, 43 B.C., with Octavian and Mark Antony. Neither of these designations can be said to be certain.
Original: c. 40 B.C. Copy: Beginning of the 1st cent. A.D.

I.N. 1777
Head.
Marble. H. 0.37.
Purchased in Rome in 1900, through the mediation of Helbig. Acquired together with 51 (Germanicus). Sections of the ears, a large portion of the nose and the tip of the forehead’s lock of hair have been broken off. The neck is cut so that the bust can be fitted upon a statue.

1Inv. 121991. B. M. Felletti Maj, Museo Nazionale Romano, I ritratti (1953) 92 no. 168. G. Grimm, RM 96 (1989) 350, Taf. 87, 2; 89, 1, 2.

F. Johansen
Literature:
F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 600; V. Poulsen 1973, Cat. 2; Zanker, Rezeption, 587, n. 26; A. Stewart, Attika (1979) 76, 94, n. 51; G. Grimm, RM 96 (1989) 350; Kockel, Porträtreliefs, 73, n. 590.
Credits:
(сс) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
© 1994. Description: F. Johansen. Catalogue Roman Portraits, vol. I. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1994, p. 26, cat. no. 2.

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