Head of a colossal statue of August
Marble. Posthumous portrait, 41—54 CE.
Inv. No. 1639.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, XXIX. 2 Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Head of a colossal statue of August.

Marble. Posthumous portrait, 41—54 CE.
Inv. No. 1639.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, XXIX. 2
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Chiaramonti, XXIX. 2)

Origin:
From Veii, from the excavation of Giorgi, 1811; acquired in 1824; found together with XXIX. 4, XXIX. 5; other portraits of imperial family received from the same excavation are stored in Museum Gregoriano Profano.
Literature:
W. Amelung, Die Sculpturen des Vaticanischen Museums, Berlin 1903, I 574, no. 401, tav. 60; W. Helbig, Führer durch die öffentlichen Samlungen Klassischer Altertümer in Rom, I, IV ed., Tübingen 1963, 347; P. Liverani, Municipium Augustum Veiens, Roma 1987, pp. 29—30, no. 3, fig. 7.
Credits:
(сс) 2006. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
© 1989 Text: P. Liverani. Museo Chiaramonti. Guide cataloghi Musei Vaticani, 1. «L’Erma» di Bretschneider, p. 68.
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