Portrait of Vespasian.

Marble. Second half of the 1st century CE.
Inv. No. 330.

Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
(Museo nazionale romano, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme)

Origin:
Found at Ostia at the sanctuary of Magna Mater.
Description:
Portrait of the Roman emperor Vespasian, first of the Flavian emperors (ruled A.D. 69-79); now in Rome, Museo Nazionale (Palazzo Massimo; formerly in the Terme, inv. 330). Perhaps a posthumous portrait made during the reign of Titus (A.D. 79-81).
Literature:
Cf. R. Calza, Scavi di Ostia: I ritratti I, 45, No. 62; Daltrop, G.; U. Hausmann, and M. Wegner, Die Flavier (1966) pg. 79 and Plate 4; D. E. E. Kleiner, Roman Sculpture (1992) pg. 172.
Credits:
2005. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
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Keywords: marble marmor marmo testa ritratto maschile male portrait head of the roman emperor Vespasian Vespasianus Flavii Flavian dynasty Inv No 330
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