37—41 CE. Inv. No. 1453.Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekPhoto by Roger B. Ulrich
Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)
H: 51 cm.
The find-spot of this bust is not known for certain. It was purchased in Rome in 1896 and had been privately owned before then. Within a decade of its public debut, scholars of the time questioned its authenticity, including Furtwängler and Lippold; the latter considered the decoration of the cuirass (around neck and shoulders) to look suspiciously like a Renaissance interpretation.