Altar of the Lares Augusti. Winged Victory with the Clupeus Virtutis.

Marble. 12—2 BCE.
Inv. No. 1115.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Gregorian Profane Museum
(Musei Vaticani, Museo gregoriano profano)

Description:
Inscription on the shield:

CIL VI 876 = ILS 83 = AE 1980, 40
Senatus populusq(ue) / Romanus / Imp(eratori) Caesari divi f(ilio) Augusto / pontif(ici) maxum(o!) / imp(eratori) co(n)s(uli) trib(unicia) / potestat(e)

The Senate and Roman people to Imperator Caesar Augustus, the son of the Divine, pontifex maximus, imperator, consul, [invested] with tribunician power.


The altar of the Lares Augusti has been erected in 12 B.C. (according to T. Kraus, Das Römische Weltreich, Berlin 1967, no. and fig. 180), or between 12 and 2 B.C. (according to T. Hölscher, Historische Reliefs (in:) Kaiser Augustus und die Verlorene Rebublik, Berlin 1988, pp. 394—396, no. 223), or in 7 B.C. (according to P. Zanker, Augustus under die Macht der Bilder, Munich 1987, p. 222, fig. 177).

Credits:
(ρρ) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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