SW corner Temple of Julius Caesar
Republican Roman Period
Male portrait. White marble with black flecks. Broken off at base of neck, end of nose is broken, right cheek and chin are chipped. Four small borings in crown, small iron support under neck. Two drill holes in upper part of back of head. Beardless mature stern face. Hair is slightly raised mat over crown. Treatment is subtle. Two vertical creases above nose. Eyes deeply set under brows, channeled at tear duct; uper lid overlies lower lid at outer edge. Fine linework adds wrinkles in flesh. Ears placed a little high; nose aquiline with curving creases to corner of mouth, where small drill hole is. Vertical crease under each prominent cheekbone. Dating ca. time of Julius Ceaser's death, but not portrait of him.
Minturnae (Italy) Expedition, 1931
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. 165, no. 83
[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. 86
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.
: Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38, fig. 20
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1981. Greek and Roman Sculpture in America: Masterpieces in public collections in the U.S and Canada. : Page/Fig./Plate: 274/231
[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p.64
[Catalogue] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 64
[Book] Madeira, Percy C. 1964. "Men in search of Man".
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1964. "M. Janus Brutus". vol. 108, no. 2. p. 120.
[Article] Edwards, G. Roger. 1958. "Italy and Rome". The University Museum Bulletin. 22 (2): 5-11.
[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: 198-199 no.48 figs.26-27
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