Cast of the portrait bust of L Caecilius lucundus, from Pompeii

Details

  • Title

    Cast of the portrait bust of L Caecilius lucundus, from Pompeii

  • Associated place

    Pompeii (Found in 1876 in Pompeii, in the House of L. Caecilius Iucundus, in the atrium in front of an anta of the tablinum.) (find spot of original)
  • Date

    2001 - 2006
  • Material and technique

    plaster

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    34 cm estimated (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Acquired by exchange with the Cast Collection in Berlin (Stemmer, K.), 2006.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.H.73

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  • Catalogue text

    Bust of a middle-aged man, with a wart on the lower left cheek,
    protruding ears, and finely arranged, engraved hairstyle. The head
    is identified as a portrait of the banker L. Caecilius Iucundus, the last
    owner of the house in which the head was found, before the Vesuvian
    eruption. It was set on a herm (not part of the cast) inscribed: GENIO
    L(UCII) NOSTRI FELIX L(IBERTUS) – ‘Felix, a freedman, (sc. set this
    up) to the Genius of our Lucius.’

    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

Katherine Wodehouse (general editor), The Ashmolean Museum Crossing Cultures Crossing Time (Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, 2014), p.74, illus. p.74

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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