Head of the emperor August in corona civica.

Plaster.

Rome, Vatican Museums, Gregorian Profane Museum
(Musei Vaticani, Museo gregoriano profano)

Description:
Plaster cast of the head of Augustus in the Louvre (MA 1246). The original, together with other imperial portrait statues from Cerveteri, was found in 1840. However, since it was not acquired by the Papal State, it remained in private hands; as part of the Campana collection it ended up in Paris. The portrait belonged to a seated statue similar to those of Tiberius and Claudius; identified only recently, its cast was put on display in 1988.
Credits:
2014. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
2005. Text of description: Guide to the Vatican: Museums and City. Edizioni Musei Vaticani, p. 147.
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: plaster cast calco testa ritratto maschile male portrait head of the roman emperor Octavian August Octavianus Augustus Ottaviano Augusto Julio-Claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia Julii-Claudii corona civica civic wreath of oaken leaf Inv No Cp 6363 Ma 1246
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