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    Sale 5745

    The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall

    5 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE BUST OF CAESAR AUGUSTUS

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE BUST OF CAESAR AUGUSTUS
    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    After the Antique
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) high


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    Octavian Caesar (63 B.C.-A.D.14), great-nephew and heir to Julius Caesar, defeated the troops of Marc Antony and Cleopatra in 31 B.C., marking the end of the Roman Republic. A grateful Roman Senate bestowed upon him the name 'Augustus'. he ruled Rome from 31 B.C. until his death in A.D. 14 as its first emperor.

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