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Head of Emperor Augustus
Head of Emperor Augustus

Photo ©2014, Detroit Institute of Arts

Head of Emperor Augustus

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“I can hardly image what it was like to live in Rome during the reign of Augustus. There was so much turmoil, yet people still went on with their daily lives. To me, the statue is a link to the people of the past. ”

Danielle Brycz, Senior Communications Specialist

Date
1st Century AD
Medium
Marble
Dimensions
Overall: 28 1/4 x 11 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. ( 71.8 x 29.5 x 32.1 cm) Head: 19 1/8 x 11 5/8 x 11 1/16 in. ( 48.6 x 29.5 x 29.7 in. ) Base: 9 x 10 3/8 in. diam. ( 22.9 x 26.4 cm )
Department
Greco-Roman and Ancient European
Classification
Sculpture
Credit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Holden
Accession No.
24.101
Keywords
carved, marble, portrait, stone, bust

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