Roman bust of Emperor Marcus Agrippa - original size
Bust of Marcus Agrippa
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, * 63 BC or 64 BC in Arpinium or in Dalmatia; d. 12 BC in Campania.
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was one of the most important and influential people of the Roman Empire. His work left important traces in history, and even today you can find sculptures, inscriptions or busts by Agrippa in museums of all over the world and naturally also in the Pantheon at Rome. His life and work is evidence that by thirst for knowledge, determination and diplomatic skill people could make a significant political career political in Rome.
Biographical facts and figures
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was born in approximately 64 or 63 BC. His name Agrippa supposedly refers to the difficult birth "aegre partus". He was first born "feet" first, in fact a life-threatening situation for mother and child, even more so in Roman times. As he stems from a family that was insignificant within the better circles of Rome, Marcus Agrippa soon no longer used his family name 'Vipsanius'. As usual in Rome he attended a rhetor school, where he made the momentous acquaintance of Gaius Octavius, the later Emperor Augustus, as a young man..
Marcus Agrippa succeeded to social and political positions, and left a mark in history. Whether as Tribune in Rome, as a successful military commander or Governor of Gaul. He dominated the tide of history. The Pantheon in Rome is dedicated to his work.
A eulogy to Agrippa - a bust made of Alabaster
Our bust made of Alabaster, is a true copy of the original, which today can be seen at the Metropolitan Art in New York City.
This head of the bust of Agrippa is made from fine Alabaster, a raw material that inspired the sculptor to achieve excellence since ancient times.
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