Augustus Prima Porta Roman bust of the emperor – gold
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
This is the bust 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 was the nephew of Gaius Julius Caesar and his main heir. Augustus emerged victorious from the struggle for power after Caesar's death and was eventually crowned as the first Roman Emperor.
This beautiful bust with impressive detail is made of hardened marble dust and shines along with the polished, elegant black granite. It is a very elegant eye catcher for anybody.
- Augustus height: 14cm
- Polished black marble base
- Gold patina
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