Statue of Livia praying
Marble. The second half of the 1st century CE. Inv. No. 637.Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Gallery of the Busts, 52Photo by Sabina Tariverdieva

Statue of Livia praying.

Marble. The second half of the 1st century CE.
Inv. No. 637.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Pius-Clementine Museum, Gallery of the Busts, 52
(Roma, Musei Vaticani, Museo Pio-Clementino, Sala dei busti, 52)

Origin:
Found in the so-called Basilica Otricoli (1778—1779).
Description:
Augustus’ wife is shown praying with her head covered in line with an iconography attributed to the Greek bronze sculptor, Euphranor, active in the mid-4th century BCE. The facial features and solemn pose suggest that the sculpture was created following the death of the empress in 29 CE.
Credits:
© 2009. Photo: S. Tariverdieva.
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
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