Seldom seen Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar marble portrait, rome101.com

From the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley.

Nero Claudius Drusus

Drusus the Elder photo on rome101.com

Boston MFA inv. 88.346.

Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus (Drusus the Elder) – January 14, 38 BC – summer of 9 BC, son of Livia and Tiberius Claudius Nero. Married to Antonia Minor. Children: Germanicus, Livilla, and Emperor Claudius.

References:

F. Poulsen, Römische Privatporträts und Prinzenbildnisse (Kopenhagen 1939) 19

L. Fabbrini, Il ritratto giovanile di Tiberio e la iconografia di Druso Maggiore, BdA 49, 1964, 318 Note 143 Ill. 29. 32

M. B. Comstock – C. C. Vermeule, Sculpture in Stone. The Greek, Etruscan and Roman Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts (1976) 210 Cat. no. 332

K. Fittschen – P. Zanker, Katalog der römischen Porträts in den Capitolinischen Museen und den anderen kommunalen Sammlungen der Stadt Rom 1. Kaiser- und Prinzenbildnisse, BeitrESkAr 3 (Mainz 1985) 27

To be loved, be lovable – Ovid

Mid-1st C BC. Museo Nazionale Romano Inv. 114759

Republican portrait. Mid-1st C BC. Museo Nazionale Romano Inv. 114759

Boston Marciana

Marciana, Boston MFA

Marble portrait of a woman from the time of Trajan, likely Marciana. Boston Museum of Fine Arts inv. 16.286.

References:
M. Wegner, Hadrian, Das römische Herrscherbild II. 3 (1956) 121
Fittschen – Zanker III 57, Greek and Roman Portraits 470 BC – AD 500 Museum of Fine Arts (1959) Abb. 51
M. Comstock – C. Vermeule, Sculpture in Stone. The Greek. Roman and Etruscan Collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (1976) 220 f. Nr. 356

Tiberius in Bronze

Bronze Tiberius - rome101.com

 

Larger-than-life (7.5 ft, 230 cm high) Claudian-era bronze statue of Tiberius from the basilica in Herculaneum. . Hands, feet, right arm and head joined in ancient times. Eyeballs are a modern restoration.

Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Inv. no. 5615.

See also:

K. Fittschen – P. Zanker, Katalog der römischen Porträts in den Capitolinischen Museen und den anderen kommunalen Sammlungen der Stadt Rom 1. Kaiser- und Prinzenbildnisse (Mainz 1985) 15

D. Boschung, Gens Augusta: Untersuchungen zu Aufstellung, Wirkung und Bedeutung der Statuengruppen des julisch-claudischen Kaiserhauses. MAR 32 (Mainz 2002) 120 Cat. no. 42.8

Late 2nd century Roman

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Late 2nd century Roman. Musei Vaticani, Museo Gregoriano Profano. Inv. no. 10216.

Ref: A. Giuliano, Catalogo dei ritratti romani del Museo Profano Lateranense (Rom 1957) Cat. no. 71 Pl. 43.

Santa Maria degli Angeli

Baths of Diocletian - Santa Maria degli Angeli

The Baths of Diocletian were dedicated in 306 CE, and were the largest of the imperial baths. They were in use until 537 CE, when the aqueducts that fed them were damaged during an invasion of the Goths. The baths closely resembled the Baths of Caracalla in size and plan. The present day Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, designed by Michelangelo (and later by Vanvitelli), was commissioned in 1561 by Pope Pius IV Medici. Vanvitelli’s reconstruction began in 1749.

Claudius Gothicus

Claudius Gothicus - rome101.com

Claudius Gothicus

Claudius Gothicus - rome101.com

Worcester Art Museum. Inv. no. 1915.24

Ref: M. Wegner – J. Bracker – W. Real, Gordianus III. bis Carinus, Das römische Herrscherbild III 3 (1979) 138

Faun from Pompeii

Faun from House of the Faun, Pompeii

The faun from Pompeii’s House of the Faun. Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Napoli.

Livia in basalt

Livia portrait in basalt

Livia portrait in basalt

Flawless Livia portrait carved from basalt. Not a scratch on it. Musée du Louvre. Inv. no. MA 1233. Ref: V. Poulsen, ActaArch 17, 1946, p. 19.

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