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

Portrait of Vespasian.

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

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(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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Keywords: marble marmo male portrait head testa ritratto maschile the roman emperor Vespasian Flavius Vespasianus Flavio Vespasiano Flavii Flavian dynasty Inv No 2585 659 a 659a
History of Ancient Rome