The Empress Livia Julia Augusta as the Goddess Ceres
Marble.
Ca. 30—50 CE.
London, The British Museum Photo by Egisto Sani

The Empress Livia Julia Augusta as the Goddess Ceres.

Marble.
Ca. 30—50 CE.

London, The British Museum

Origin:
From Sicily.
Description:
The image was probably made after Livia’s death in AD 29, at the age of 86. The personal features of Livia when young are combined with an elaborate wreath, symbolizing the wealth of the countryside, of which Ceres was patron deity. (Source: Museum information label).
Credits:
(cc) 2012. Photo: Egisto Sani (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
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History of Ancient Rome