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A JULIO-CLAUDIAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A YOUTH

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A JULIO-CLAUDIAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A YOUTH

CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C./EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.

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A JULIO-CLAUDIAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A YOUTH CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C./EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D. Probably depicting Lucius Caesar (or Gaius Caesar), shown with short wavy hair, characteristically arranged in parted locks over the forehead, the eyes with unarticulated pupils, right ear and nose restored, on 18th Century bust with cuirass and paludamentum, on socled mount Head 7½ in. (19 cm.) high excl. bust
Provenance
Acquired in London in the 1950s.
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Lucius Caesar (20 B.C.-4 A.D.) and Gaius Caesar (17 B.C.-2 A.D.) were the sons of Agrippa and were adopted in 17 B.C. by Augustus. They were intended as Augustus' successors, but Lucius died at Marseilles on his way to the armies in Spain, while Gaius died in Lycia.

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