Portrait of Diocletian (?)
Marble.
Late 2nd — early 3rd centuries CE.
Height 35.5 cm.
Inv. No. 4864 T.Istanbul, Archaeological MuseumPhoto by Roger B. Ulrich

Portrait of Diocletian (?).

Marble.
Late 2nd — early 3rd centuries CE.
Height 35.5 cm.
Inv. No. 4864 T.

Istanbul, Archaeological Museum

Origin:
From Nikomedia (Izmit).
Description:
Roman marble portrait of the emperor Diocletian (reign 284-305 A.D.). The figures wears an oak wreath (corona civica) with a gem(?) at the center. The i.d. is not entirely certain; the figure as also been identified as the emperor Aurelian, or simply one of the tetrarchs.
Literature:
Smith, R. R. R., Sculptured for Eternity: Treasures of Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine art from Istanbul Archaeological Museum (2001) pg. 161.
Credits:
© 2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
Keywords: απεικόνιση portrait portraiture ritratto ritrattistica porträtmalerei porträt of a man male maschile uomo männliches mann masculin un homme portraitkopf roman romana römisches romain αυτοκρατορικό imperial imperiale kaiserliches impérial ρωμαίος αυτοκράτορας αυρηλιανός imperator aurelianus emperor aurelian imperatore romano aureliano römischer kaiser empereur aurélien διοκλητιανός diocletianus diocletian diocleziano diokletian dioclétien τετράρχες tetrarch tetrarchs tetrarcho tetrarchi tetrarchen tétrarque tétrarques γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό romani römisch römische römischen romaine romains romaines κεφάλι κεφαλή head testa kopf tête marble marmo marmor marbre μάρμαρο beard bearded barba barbuto bart bärtiger barbe barbu barbatum γενειάδα γενειοφόρος άνθρωπος civic crown wreath oak leaves corona di quercia bürgerkrone kranz aus eichenblättern couronne civique civica querquensis medallion medaillon medaglione médaillon tondo from nicomedia izmit da nikomedien nikomedia de nicomédie nikomedeia νικομήδεια inv no 4864 t