Augustus bust of the first roman emperor
Imperator Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus
Augustus * 23 September 63 BC, born as Gaius Octavius in Rome; † 19 August 14 AD at Nola (near Naples).
Reigned from 27 BC to 14 AD
Found in Rome
The bust head is that of the first Roman Emperor 'Octavian', better known as Augustus. Emperor Augustus is shown in this bust with his breastplate. Augustus of Primaporta, the original, is a just over two meters high statue of the first Roman Emperor Augustus. It was named after its location at Primaporta near Rome. The Primaporta type was retained for Augustus portraits as the prevailing style of presentation until his death in the year 14. According to the propagandistic purpose of these statues, Augustus does not age. Statues and portraits of this type have been found in the area of the entire Roman Empire. Today, the statue is located in the Vatican museums in Rome.
- Augustus of primaporta height: 42cm
- Busts weight: 16.5 kg
According to Suetonius, Augustus had... 'bright, shiny eyes and liked it when the environment attributed to him divine forces...'
This beautiful bust with impressively detailed facial features is manufactured from hardened Alabaster plaster with ancient patina and looks imposing and elegant on any desk or shelf.
Alabaster gypsum is a high-quality natural material and not comparable to building plaster. Alabaster gypsum is very fine, dries out very hard and is therefore used in the artistically - and conservation areas.
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