Head of Caligula
Marble. Inv. No. 1987.70.1.New Haven, Yale University Art GalleryPhoto by Roger B. Ulrich

Head of Caligula.

Inv. No. 1987.70.1.

New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery.

Roman portrait of Caligula from the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) inv. 1987.70.1. Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (better known as “Caligula”), ruled A.D. 37—41. The comma-shaped curls that frame the forehead are characteristic of Julio-Claudian portraiture and of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome (reign 27 B.C. — A.D. 14).
© 2009. Photo: Roger B. Ulrich.
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
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