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sadighgallery: Bronze Portrait Bust of a Roman Matron. Early…

sadighgallery:

Bronze Portrait Bust of a Roman Matron. Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian ca. A.D. 20–50

This bust of a private individual has often been taken to represent one of the emperor Augustus’s descendants, notably his granddaughter Agrippina the Elder, whose hairstyle is closely imitated here. It provides a good illustration of the way in which official images of the emperor and his family influenced Roman private portraits. The bust may have been a dedication, possibly set up in a shrine within the family house.

lionofchaeronea:Sestertius of Nero, countermarked with an “X”…

lionofchaeronea:

Sestertius of Nero, countermarked with an “X” for the Legio X Gemina.  On the obverse, a bust of Nero; on the reverse, the emperor on horseback and wielding a spear.  Photo credit: 

Numisantica (http://www.numisantica.com/).

myglyptothek:Portrait of young Tiberius. From Troja. Early I…

myglyptothek:

Portrait of young Tiberius. From Troja. Early I century AD. Marble. Neues Museum, Berlin. Inv.-Nr. Sch 9587

Sarcophagus with a myth of Aphrodite and Adonis  [x] [x]

Sarcophagus with a myth of Aphrodite and Adonis  [x] [x]

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