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Portrait Head of Emperor Augustus
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The marble portrait head comes from a colossal statue of Emperor Augustus. Only the face, the surrounding hair, and the neck have survived from the colossal figure. The rear surface is roughly finished.

Both ears are damaged. There are traces of red paint on the hair, the brows, and the eyes. The hair differs from the normal arrangement used for portraying Augustus and the head is turned to the left.

Augustus' broad face is clearly depicted with thick lips and a prominent chin.

Dimensions:  Height 79 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Greco-Roman

Technique:

Sculptured
  Polished
  Colored

Style:

Julio-Claudian

Materials:

Marble
Type Type

Type:

Head
Map Map

Location: 

The Greco-Roman Museum
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

30 BC - 25 BC

Acquired: 

1935 AD
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Topics:

Arts and Crafts
Sculpture
Government
Leaders
Sites & Museums Sites & Museums
The Greco-Roman Museum
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