London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF THE EMPEROR LUCIUS VERUS
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
Life-size, with characteristically luxurious curly hair and beard, his eyes articulated
13 in. (33 cm.) high
Private collection, U.S.A.; acquired prior to 1980.
with Antiquarium Ltd., New York, 1991.
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Lucius Ceionius Commodus Verus Armeniacus (15 December 130 A.D. - 169 A.D.), known simply as Lucius Verus, was Roman co-emperor with his adoptive brother Marcus Aurelius from 161 A.D. until his death in 169 A.D.
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