A Roman marble bust of the Emperor Caracalla
Lot 85W
A Roman marble bust of the Emperor Caracalla
Sold for £18,750 (US$ 31,515) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Roman marble bust of the Emperor Caracalla A Roman marble bust of the Emperor Caracalla
Lot Details
A Roman marble bust of the Emperor Caracalla
Late Severan Period, circa 211-217 A.D.
Depicted with his head turning to the right, his chin tilted upward, his eyebrows drawn together in a characteristic frown, the eyes deep-set with articulated pupils, his hair composed of tight curls with sideburns joining his beard, a short moustache at his top lip, set on an integral gorgoneion rectangular base, 18in (45.5cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Belgian private collection, acquired in the 1970s.

    Literature:
    'Caracalla' was born Lucius Septimius Bassianus, and as Roman emperor he became Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus. The nickname, 'Caracalla' is thought to derive from the Gallic hooded cloak that he made popular.
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