A Roman
Ca. 150—160 CE.
Inv. No. 783.Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekPhoto by Sergey Sosnovskiy

A Roman.

Ca. 150—160 CE.
Inv. No. 783.

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

Found in the Licinian Tomb in Rome.

24. Roman

This portrait of a middle-aged, long-haired and long-bearded man has been called Antoninus Pius, but here we have only a superficial resemblance. V. Poulsen dated the portrait to the Severan era, but that is too late. The portrait belongs to the Antonine era, and cannot be dated after the year 160. Most probably, the man is a member of the Licinian clan, inasmuch as the bust was probably discovered in the Licinian Tomb, cf. NCG Cat, Roman Portraits I (1994) no. 69 ff.

I.N. 783
Bust. White marble with light greyish-brown
patina and a few spots.
H. 0.41 m.

The surface of the skin is polished. The nose has been repaired in marble. A scratch in the hair above the brow. A piece of the bust’s chest is missing.
Acquired 1887 from Count Tyszkiewicz, through the agency of Helbig. Probably found in the Licinian Tomb in Rome.

F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 695; V. Poulsen 1974, Cat. 149; M. Bergmann, Studien, 73, no. 265; M. Bergmann, Gnomon 53 (1981) 186.

F. Johansen
(сс) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
2008. Text: museum label.
© 1995. Description: F. Johansen. Catalogue Roman Portraits, vol. III, p. 68, cat. no. 24.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1995.
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