This head belonged to a statue portraying Augusts officiating a sacred liturgy. This portrait “velato capite”, presumably, refers to the role of Pontifex Maximus assumed by Augustus in the 12 BC. Some scholars date this portrait to the time of the Ara Pacis’ building. (13—9 BCE).
Keywords: marble veiled head portrait of emperor August roman emperor Octavian August Octavianus Augustus Ottaviano Augusto Julio-Claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia Julii-Claudii veil capite velato toga togatus togate from the Giovanni Grimani Collection Inv No 200