Portrait of Julius Caesar
Fine-grained crystalline marble. Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo AltempsInv. No. 124466.Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Portrait of Julius Caesar.

Fine-grained crystalline marble.
Inv. No. 124466.

Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Altemps
(Museo nazionale romano, Palazzo Altemps)

From the Mattei collection.
The head set on a skinny neck with a visible Adam’s apple has iconographic features similar to those of the most famous portraits of Julius Caesar as a mature man. Portraits of Caesar may be classified in three different periods: contemporary, Augustan and Trajanic. The Mattei portrait has been assigned to the second group but has also been considered a modern forgery of an ancient portrait.
© 2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
© 2010. Text: museum information materials.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρώμη rome roma rom roman man uomo romano römischer mann homme romain δικτάτορα γάιος ιούλιος καίσαρ dictator gaius julius caesar caius iulius dittatore gaio giulio cesare diktator cäsar dictateur jules césar απεικόνιση portraiture ritrattistica porträtmalerei portrait roman portraiture ritrattistica romana römisches porträt portrait romain marble male portrait from the mattei collection inv no 124466
History of Ancient Rome