Category: portrait

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.

Alexander The Great wearing a lion skin, a frequent attribute…

Alexander The Great wearing a lion skin, a frequent attribute on monetary portraits alluding to Herakles, his mythical ancestor; inscribed letters on the face are later additions. Pentelic marble, ca. 300 BC. Found in Kerameikon. National Archaeological Museum, Athens,

myglyptothek: Portrait of a roman. C. 215 AD. Marble. Glyptothek…

myglyptothek:

Portrait of a roman. C. 215 AD. Marble. Glyptothek Munich. Inv. GL 384

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myglyptothek:Portrait of a poet. C. 30 BC. Marble.  Glyptothek…

myglyptothek:

Portrait of a poet. C. 30 BC. Marble. 

Glyptothek Munich. Inv. GL 539

myglyptothek: Plate with a portrait bust. Part of Boscoreale…

myglyptothek:

Plate with a portrait bust. Part of Boscoreale treasure. Late I century BC- early I century AD. Silver. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Inv.  Bj 1970

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historyfilia: One of the Fayum portraits depicting a boy. Roman…

historyfilia:

One of the Fayum portraits depicting a boy.

Roman Egypt, 2nd century.

myglyptothek: Portrait of a woman. Late I century BC – early I…

myglyptothek:

Portrait of a woman. Late I century BC – early I century AD. Marble.  Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano, Verona.

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myglyptothek: Portrait of a roman. From Kyzikos. Mid-I century…

myglyptothek:

Portrait of a roman. From Kyzikos. Mid-I century BC. Marble. Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket, Copenhagen. 

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hadrian6: Double Herm with Portrait Heads of Epicurus and…

hadrian6:

Double Herm with Portrait Heads of Epicurus and Metrodorus. 341-270 BCE. Roman. marble. Louvre.    http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

myglyptothek: Portrait of a woman. Mid-IV century AD….

myglyptothek:

Portrait of a woman. Mid-IV century AD. Marble. 

Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket, Copenhagen. Inv. 837

This turban-like coiffure was fashionable in the time of emperor Hadrian (for example 1, 2, 3) and was revived under Constantine the Great (for example this)

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