Roman Marble Bust For The Head Of An Emperor

Roman Marble Bust For The Head Of An Emperor

100 to 200 Italy

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Marble Bust for the head of an Emperor in White Parian Marble, polished to an Alabaster-like Finish.
A paludamentum with a most effectively carved fringed edge is worn over an elaborate Cuirass.From this we may take it as certain that the bust supported the portrait of an Emperor, probably one who reigned in the later second century A.D.
Similar busts are found with portraits of Antonius Pius ( Emperor A.D. 138-161 )and marcus Aurelius ( Emperor A.D. 161-180 )
Purchased in London by the previous owner in 1980.
Wegner, Die Herrscherbildnisse in Antonischer Zeit. (pls. 1, 24 & 26 )
Height 65.00 cm (25.59 inches)
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