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Portrait bust of Augustus

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


Portrait of Augustus.

Description of object

The bust represents Augustus Gajus Julius Caesar Octavianus (63 B.C.E.-14 C.E.), the later Roman emperor, Augustus (27 B.C.E.-14 C.E.). His hair is arranged in wavy locks, and his forehead is flattened with a central, horizontal line indicated. The eyebrows and eyelids are heavy. His nose is slightly fragmented, but straight. Contours are visible around the mouth. His ears and chin are slightly protruding. His neck is long.

Choice of methods

Technical imaging

  • VIL


F. Johansen (1994), Catalogue Roman Portraits I . Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 90-91, cat. no. 85.

  • IN 1443
  • Portrait bust
  • Original: 30-17 B.C.E. Copy: primo 1st century C.E.
  • Roman Imperial
  • Marble
  • Bought in 1896 from the Greek-Egyptian art dealer Alexander Dingli via Valdemar Schmidt.
  • H. 55 cm.

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