SW corner Temple of Julius Caesar
4 AD-23 AD
Male portrait head. White marble. Broken off below base of neck where breast flares outwar at clavicle. Crown in four pieces, break at top of neck-- repaired. Chips and root marks. Over life-sized. Gazes to the right, but neck bends left. Beardless youthful face under extra-wide crown. Caplike hair chisled into soft swirls which overlap and intertwine in the back. Face smooth but not polished. Eyes plain and gently pointed ovals recessed into the skull, than lids softly arrised. Lower lids blend into cheeks; tear ducts indicated bu short drill channel. Remaining portion of nose indicates aquilinity. Lips thin on small mouth. High cheek bones and wide jaws end in narrow but strong chin. Mature Julio-Claudian style.
Minturnae (Italy) Expedition, 1932
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
[Catalogue, Collection] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 170, no. 85
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 58, no. 87
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1981. Greek and Roman Sculpture in America: Masterpieces in public collections in the U.S and Canada.
[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.64
[Book] Fuhrmann, H. 1940. Vol. 55. p. 510-12.
[Article] Adriani, A. 1938. Minturno-Catalogo delle sculture trovate negli anni 1931-33. Notizie degli Scavi di Antichita. 6 (14): 190-211. : Page/Fig./Plate: 208 no.55 pl.XV (1-2)
[Book] Johnson, Jotham. "The road to empire". vol. 154 (June). pp. 302-3.
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