30—50 CE.
Height 45 cm.
Inv. No. 749.Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekPhoto by Sergey Sosnovskiy


30—50 CE.
Height 45 cm.
Inv. No. 749.

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

Found in the Licinian Tomb in Rome.

69. Roman

Possibly a portrait of M. Licinius Crassus, earlier known as Lucius Calpurnius Piso. The portrait is on a large, round bust. The hair is elaborated as a cap of dense growth with high temples. The forehead has horizontal furrows. The portrait survives in three other replicas. The one in the Louvre, МА 1220 (K. de Kersauson, Catalogue des portraits romains I, no. 47) portrays the same man about twenty years later. There are two others in Torlonia and Petworth House which, in all likelihood, are modern. The identification of M. Licinius Crassus (consul, 70 and 55 B.C.) cannot be proven.
Original: с. 55 B.C. Copy: 1st cent. A.D. (Augustan/Tiberian era).

I. N. 749
Marble. H. 0.45.

The tip of the nose has been restored. The ears are badly bruised. At the end of the nineteenth century, a restorer carved out a corner of the socle (on the back side) and then carved a new nose out from this piece. Thereafter, the socle was repaired with a new piece of fine-grained, white marble.
Acquired in 1887 from Count Tyszkiewicz’s collection in Rome. According to certain accounts, the portrait was found within The Licinian Tomb.

F. Johansen
F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 655; V. Poulsen 1973, Cat. 67; D. Boschung, JdI 101 (1986) 276ff; A. Giuliani, Bildnis und Botschaft (1986) 233ff, Abb. 62f; D. Hertel, BJb 188 (1988) 594. M. Moltesen, MedKøb 45 (1989) 91; M. Moltesen, AA (1991) 272, Abb. 1; Kaiser Augustus und die verlorene Republik (1988) no. 155; Kockel, Porträtreliefs, 59, n. 496, 499, 64, n. 538.
(сс) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
© 1994. Description: F. Johansen. Catalogue Roman Portraits, vol. I. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1994, p. 162, cat. no. 69.
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