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Cuirassed torso of an emperor

Cuirassed torso of an emperor

Cuirassed torso of an emperor

Marble

H: 138; W: 73; D: 45 cm

Gift of Adam Katz, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

94.36.66

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

This sculpture of an emperor in armor emphasizes the ruler’s role as the commander in chief of the Roman military forces and symbolizes the glory and power of Rome.