Portrait of Vespasian
Marble.
Ca. 70 CE.
Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekInv. No. 2585.Photo by Roger B. Ulrich

Portrait of Vespasian.

Marble.
Ca. 70 CE.
Inv. No. 2585.

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Description:
Marble Roman portrait of the Emperor Vespasian, first of the Flavian emperors. (reign: 69-79 CE). He was 60 years old when he came to power (born in 9 CE); the sculptor has emphasized his age and experience, very probably a reference to hallowed Republican tradition, as in this example from the Capitoline Museums in Rome (inv. 2433).

Said to be from Naples; dated to ca. 70 CE.

Credits:
© 2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.

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