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Marble statue of a member of the imperial family

Period:
Augustan or Julio-Claudian
Date:
27 B.C.–A.D. 68
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 46 in. (116.84 cm) Width: 25 1/4 in. (64.14 cm) Depth: 14 1/2 in. (36.83 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Bill Blass, 2002
Accession Number:
2003.407.9
  • Description

    This statue and the similar work to the left are important additions to the small number of standing half-draped male figures known today that were part of Julio-Claudian dynastic commemorative groups. Statues of members of the imperial family, both living and already deceased, were often displayed together in public spaces such as the forum of a city, a basilica, or the theater.

  • References

    Schezen, Roberto and Chessy Rayner. 1997. New York: Trends and Traditions. New York: Monacelli Press, p. 114.

    Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2004. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 2003-2004." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 62(2): pp. 8-9.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 417, pp. 361, 487.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 76.

  • See also
257641

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