An emperor surrounded by mysteries
Because Tiberius was afraid of people, extremely calm and maybe even depressive, at that time there were as many speculations about his person as today. It is not clear, which of the illustrative images comes the closest to the truth. The traditions are about a bowed man without hair to a man of height and elegance. But it is known, that he suffered skin infections his whole life. His characteristic difficulties are responsible for less positive traditions in the posterity, which for sure not all of them are justified.
- Tiberius height: circa 14 cm
- with black polished marble pedestal
- colour bronze, patinated
The Tiberius bust from handicraft of high qualityThis finely worked image of Tiberius is for every lover of the Roman Empire an obligation. The specialty with this bust for sure are the recognisable signs of ageing, wich normally are not seen in the tradition of images of Julius and Claudius. Without being pushy the bust is a attractive highlight. You recognise directly the strict and typical gaze of the emperor, which often and not rightfully was interpreted as arrogance, a lot more as an ancient 'pokerface' it can be understood. Tiberius in this presentation is imaged in his position of a strategist. The headgear latin 'corona civica', and in English civil crown, originally was given to every soldier, who saved the live of one of his comrade. But since the time of Imperial Rome the crown was the symbol of the 'principes'.
The bust is produced in the finest handicraft out of grounded alabaster plaster for you. This natural material has nothing in common with normal plaster and ensures you really high quality and a replica feeling authentically. Secure yourself now this unique piece of Roman history!
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