Colossal statue of Tiberius as Jupiter
37—54 CE.
Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, XXI. 3Inv. No. 1511.Photo by Roger B. Ulrich

Colossal statue of Tiberius as Jupiter.

37—54 CE.
Inv. No. 1511.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Chiaramonti Museum, XXI. 3
(Musei Vaticani, Museo Chiaramonti)

The Vatican dates this work to post A.D. 37 (the year of Tiberius’s death), and probably belonged to a group of imperial portraits that stood in a public building (perhaps the basilica?) of the Roman town. The godlike, idealized image suggests a postmortem date.
© 2009. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.

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