Colossal portrait of Augustus
Ca. 14—30 CE.
Inv. No. 21.88.94.New York, Metropolitan Museum of ArtPhoto by Roger B. Ulrich

Colossal portrait of Augustus.

Ca. 14—30 CE.
Inv. No. 21.88.94.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Roman colossal (over life-size) portrait of the emperor Augustus (ruled 27 BCE-A.D. 14). The portrait is dated to the period after Augustus’s death in A.D. 14 (ca. 14-30 A.D./CE). After he died Augustus was elevate to the status of a divinity (or “divus”); his successors promoted the cult of the emperor.
© 2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines αυτοκρατορικό imperial imperiale kaiserliches impérial ρωμαίος αυτοκράτορας οκταβιανός αύγουστος imperator octavianus augustus emperor octavian august imperatore ottaviano augusto kaiser empereur octave octavien auguste ιουλιο-κλαυδιανή δυναστεία iulio-claudia iulii-claudii julii-claudii the julio-claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia julisch-claudische dynastie famille julio-claudienne julio-claudiens απεικόνιση portrait portraiture ritratto ritrattistica porträtmalerei porträt κεφάλι κεφαλή head testa kopf tête of a man male maschile uomo männliches mann masculin un homme portraitkopf marble marmo marmor marbre μάρμαρο colossal colossale kolossaler kolossale κολοσσιαία κολοσσιαίο inv no 21.88.94