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: 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