The Empress Livia Julia Augusta as the Goddess Ceres.

Marble. Ca. 30—50 CE.

London, The British Museum

From Sicily.
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).
© 2012. Photo, text: Egisto Sani.
Keywords: marble portrait bust of the roman empress Livia Drusilla Julia Augusta as priestess of Demeter Demetra Ceres Cerere Julio-Claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia Julii-Claudii lady noble woman female hairdo hairstyle coiffure ear wreath of ears
History of Ancient Rome