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Bust of a Roman emperor, probably Emperor Caius Caesar

Factory:
Josiah Wedgwood (British, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent 1730–1795 Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
British, Etruria, Staffordshire
Medium:
Jasperware
Dimensions:
3 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (9.5 × 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.194.16b
Not on view
The subject is intended to be a likeness of Caius Caesar, called Caligula (b. 12 A.D., emperor 37–41), but cannot be certainly a likeness since the portraits of the emperors of this period are all very similar in appearance.
Inscription: Stamped below portrait: Caius
Mrs. Garrett Ryckman Pier , New York (until 1909; her sale, American Art Galleries, New York, November 16–20, 1909, no. 471; sold as a pair with 09.194.16a to MMA)
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