A ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF AN EMPEROR IN ARMOR
circa 3rd century a.d.
Life-sized, depicted wearing a cuirass over a tunic, the cuirass with an eagle in relief framed by long tendrils, the visible shoulder strap with a feline head terminal, the pteryges alternating with lion heads and facing heads of Medusa, the long leather straps below with a fringed hem, wearing a paludamentum pinned on the right shoulder by a circular brooch, a wide baldric with an ivy-leaf below the circular boss where it joins to the sword sheath, the sword with a large spherical pommel
42 in. (106.7 cm.) high