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.
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: marble portrait head of the roman emperor Caligula imperatore romano Caligola Julio-Claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia Julii-Claudii Caius Gaius Caligula Inv No 1987 70 1
HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME