Caracalla
Marble.
Ca. 212—217 CE.
Height 34 cm.
Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekInv. No. 2028.Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Caracalla.

Marble.
Ca. 212—217 CE.
Height 34 cm.
Inv. No. 2028.

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Origin:
Acquired 1906 in Rome from the younger Jandolo, through the mediation of Helbig.
Description:

9. Caracalla

The portrait depicts the emperor Caracalla as absolute monarch (212-217). As it appears from numismatic engravings made in the the year 212, this portrait type was created following the murder of his brother, Geta. It is the most important and widely disseminated portrait type of Caracalla and is known in more than 40 copies.

I. N. 2028
Head. White marble with light yellowish brown patina.
H. 0.34 m.
The nose and the ears have broken off and they are missing. There are damaged patches on the front of the neck. The neck has been carved for insertion in a statue.
Acquired 1906 in Rome from the younger Jandolo, through the mediation of Helbig.

F. Johansen
Literature:
F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 730a; V. Poulsen 1974, Cat. 135; H. B. Wiggers — M. Wegner, Caracalla bis Balbinus (1971) 65; S. Nodelman, Severan Imperial Portraiture A.D. 193—217 (1965) 186, 198; Fittschen-Zanker I, ad no. 91, Replica 7 and no. 98, Anm. 6, Beil. 74a-d; A. M. McCann, Beyond the Classical in Third Century Portraiture, ANRW II 12.2 (1981) pl. VIII 15.
Credits:
(сс) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
© 1995. Description: F. Johansen. Catalogue Roman Portraits, vol. III. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1995, p. 36, cat. no. 9.
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