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

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)

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

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