Bust head of the Roman emperor Augustus
Imperator Caesar Divi Filius - Emperor Augustus
Augustus * September 23, 63 BC as Gaius Octavius in Rome; † August 19, 14 AD in Nola (near Naples).
Reigned from 27 BC to 14 AD.
Found in Rome
The bust head represents the first Roman emperor 'Octavian', the Exalted. Emperor Augustus is depicted in detail in this bust. Augustus of Primaporta is the name given to an armored statue of the first Roman emperor Augustus, just over two meters high. It was named after the place where it was found in Primaporta near Rome.
The Primaporta type became the predominant style of representation for portraits of Augustus and was maintained in slight variation until his death in 14. In keeping with the propagandistic purpose of these statues, Augustus has not aged in his likenesses. Statues and portraits of this type have been found throughout the Roman Empire. Today the statue is in the Vatican Museums in Rome.
Emperor Augustus was the nephew of Gaius Julius Caesar and was appointed by him as his main heir. Augustus emerged victorious from the power struggles following Caesar's death and was ultimately crowned the first Roman emperor.
- Augustus primaporta Height: ca. 42cm
- busts weight: ca. 16,5 kg
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According to Suetonius, Augustus had ... 'bright, shining eyes and liked it when the environment attributed divine powers to him because of it ...'
This beautiful bust with impressively detailed facial features is made of hardened alabaster stucco and looks imposing and elegant on any desk or shelf with its antique patina.
The head of the Roman bust is made of finely ground alabaster plaster. Alabaster is a high-quality natural material and not comparable with building plaster. Alabaster gypsum is very fine, dries out very hard and is therefore used in the artistic and monumental areas.
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