Portrait of Julius Caesar
Fine-grained crystalline marble.
Inv. No. 124466.
Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Altemps 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)

Origin:
From the Mattei collection.
Description:
The head set on a skinny neck with a visible Adamís 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.
Credits:
© 2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
© 2010. Text: museum information materials.
Keywords: marble male portrait Julio-Claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia Julii-Claudii dictator Gaius Julius Caesar Gaio Giulio Cesare Caius Iulius from the Mattei collection Inv No 124466
History of Ancient Rome