Head of Caligula
Marble. New Haven (USA), Yale University Art GalleryInv. No. 1987.70.1.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 sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines αυτοκρατορικό imperial imperiale kaiserliches 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 iulii-claudii julii-claudii the julio-claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia julisch-claudische dynastie famille julio-claudienne julio-claudiens απεικόνιση portrait portraiture ritratto ritrattistica porträtmalerei porträt roman romana römisches romain κεφάλι κεφαλή head testa kopf tête of a man male maschile uomo männliches mann masculin un homme portraitkopf marble inv no 1987 70 1 inv no 1987.70.1
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