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Portrait head of the Roman Emperor Tiberius

Portrait head of the Roman Emperor Tiberius

Portrait head of the Roman Emperor Tiberius

Marble

H: 40; W: 27 cm

Gift from Col. Henry Crown, Chicago, through the Jerusalem Foundation, in memory of his son, Robert

Accession number:

71.83.297

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

Tiberius Claudius Nero, son of Livia, was born in Rome 42 BCE. Adopted by Augustus in 4 CE as Tiberius Iulius Caesar, he become emperor in 14 CE. During Imperial times, rulers were depicted in a combination of both the idealistic Greek style and the traditional, realistic Roman portrait style, as exemplified by this portrait.

Exhibitions:

On Every Face - 4000 Years of Portraits, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 25/03/2002 - 15/06/2002