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Marble Head of Tiberius

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Title

Marble Head of Tiberius

Description

This is a marble head from a statue of Tiberius but now settled on a modern bust in the British Museum. It was commissioned to celebrate Augustus's adoption of Tiberius, who would have been 46-year-old. Regardless, this statue presents him with a much younger and idealized look.

Creator

Commissioned by Augustus or Tiberius, artist unknown

Source

British Museum

Date

4 AD

Contributor

Moira Ma

Rights

British Museum, under a Creative Commons Attribution-British Museum, under NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license, retrieved from https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_gallery.aspx?assetId=1083395001&objectId=465569&partId=1

Format

White marble

Type

Statue