This form of portrait of the first Roman emperor , Augustus Caesar –born Gaius Octavius– (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), was the best and most widely known. It corresponds to the "Prima Porta" type, i m sorry was developed as an expression of the virtues the humanity and also responsibility characteristics of a good prince and an initial citizen, and also was very often to work in effigies of the Emperor. It was created about 27 B.C., once Gaius Octavius Caesar (63 B.C.-14 A.D.) received the location of Augustus native the roman Senate. Through a relaxed expression, a for sure gaze and also smooth and an extremely ordered hair, this portrait transmits an air of sublime tranquility. This head, in particular, have to be date in the date of Emperor Tiberius (14-37 A.D.).

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inventory number E000119 writer Roman Sculptor title Bust the Emperor Augustus (''Prima Porta'' type) day 14 - 37 technique Sculpted tool White marble dimension Height: 67 cm.; Width: 29 cm.; Base/bottom: 27 cm. collection Bustos de los Doce Emperadores Provenance Royal arsenal (Collection of Felipe II, real Alcázar, Madrid).

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Inv. Actual Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 248. 248. Cabeza de Augusto Cesar, semicolosal de marmol de Carrara con basic de marmol blanco. / Alto 1 pie, 9 pulg; / Id. La basic 7 pulgs.

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119. inscriptions in black. Plinth


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Room 071 (On Display)


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