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, 2003.407.8 a, b 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.

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