August
Marble.
Second half of the 1st century BCE.
Inv. No. 200.
Venice, National Archaeological Museum Photo by Egisto Sani

August.

Marble.
Second half of the 1st century BCE.
Inv. No. 200.

Venice, National Archaeological Museum
(Museo archeologico nazionale di Venezia)

Origin:
From the Giovanni Grimani collection under the testament.
Description:
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).
Credits:
(cc) 2013. Photo: Egisto Sani (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

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History of Ancient Rome