Head of Caligula
Marble.
Inv. No. 1987.70.1.
New Haven (USA), Yale University Art Gallery Photo by Roger B. Ulrich

Head of Caligula.

Marble.
Inv. No. 1987.70.1.

New Haven (USA), Yale University Art Gallery

Description:
Roman portrait of Caligula from the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) inv. 1987.70.1. Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (better known as “Caligula”), ruled A.D. 37—41. The comma-shaped curls that frame the forehead are characteristic of Julio-Claudian portraiture and of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome (reign 27 B.C. — A.D. 14).
Credits:
© 2009. Photo: Roger B. Ulrich.
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture scultura skulptur ρώμη rome roma rom rome αυτοκρατορικό πορτρέτο imperial portrait ritratto imperiale kaiserliches porträt portrait impérial ρωμαίος αυτοκράτορας γάιος καλιγούλας imperator caius caligula roman emperor gaius caesar caligula imperatore romano gaio cesare caligola römischer kaiser empereur romain ιουλιο-κλαυδιανή δυναστεία iulio-claudia the julio-claudian dynasty julii-claudii iulii-claudii dinastia giulio-claudia julisch-claudische dynastie famille julio-claudienne dynastie julio-claudiens απεικόνιση portraiture ritrattistica porträtmalerei portrait roman portraiture ritrattistica romana römisches porträt portrait romain κεφάλι κεφαλή head testa kopf tête male portrait of a man ritratto maschile uomo männliches portrait mann portrait masculin un homme male portrait head testa ritratto maschile männlicher portraitkopf kopf tête de portrait masculin marble inv no 1987 70 1
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