Cast of the head of a late Roman emperor, from Aphrodisias

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  • Title

    Cast of the head of a late Roman emperor, from Aphrodisias

  • Associated place

    Aphrodisias (Found in 1972 inside the colonnade of the west stoa of the Tetrastoon, behind the intercolumniation between the fifth and sixth columns (counting from the north) in Aphrodisias, Turkey.) (find spot of original)
  • Date

    1970s
  • Material and technique

    plaster

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    29 cm estimated (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1996.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.H.23

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  • Catalogue text

    Head wearing diadem, originally with gems attached. The head was
    re-cut in the 4th century AD, from a 1st century AD Julio-Claudian
    portrait head. The head may belong to a 4th century AD statue
    monument, fragments of which (plinth, base, crowning and statue)
    were found close by.

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

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