Vespasian Roman emperor bust
Emperor Vespasian as an excellent quality Roman bust. An eye-opener for any lover of Roman antiquity.
Vespasian * 17 November 9 in Falacrinae; † 23 June 79 in Aquae Cutiliae was Roman emperor from 1 July 69 to 23 June 79.
Relief sculptures of important personalities
Busts of great politicians, military leaders, deities and the like have been made since time immemorial. They were meant to remind the viewers of their deeds and to be a reminder to the people. What might the great Caesars of later antiquity have thought at the sight of their glorious predecessors? Did Emperor Marcus Aurelius find inspiration in meditating on the busts of his predecessors? A question as exciting as it will never be answered.
Bust of Emperor Vespasian
Made of high quality alabaster stucco, this bust depicts the head of Roman Emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus. Made of alabaster stucco, the bust rests on a base of genuine marble and was made in Germany. The bust measures 14 cm in height, including the base, and thus appears neither too large nor too small. Furthermore, the simple class of the light-colored bust is enhanced by the deep black of the marble, allowing the sublime and noble effect of the bust to come into its own particularly well.
- Base made of genuine black marble
- Total height with base: approx. 14cm
- German manufacture
Without question, Emperor Vespasian is one of the most interesting figures of Roman antiquity. Born on November 17, 9 in the Latin town of Falacrinae near Rome, Vespasian was to become the first emperor whose family did not come from the ranks of the senators. Vespasian's ambition and intelligence brought him early to higher positions in the military hierarchy. He demonstrated his skills in various campaigns and in 42 was given the supreme command of the II. Legion Augusta, with which he took part in the conquest of Britain a short time later. The year 69 was not a quiet year for the Roman Empire. Civil war, bloody power plays and similar political complications took their toll. Nevertheless, in the turmoil of the Four Emperors' Year, Vespasian was able to assert himself as sole ruler and prove himself particularly capable. Popular with the people and the army, he ruled the Roman Empire until his natural death, a rarity among Roman emperors, on June 23, 79. He was succeeded by his son Titus, who was as capable as he was wise.
Tip for the bust
To get the full effect of the bust, you should give it enough space and light. Squeezed into the crowded shelf in the back room, it does not look as sublime as on a spacious and free shelf in the sunshine.
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