Cast of the head of a Tetrarch, probably Galerius, from Gamzigrad

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  • Title

    Cast of the head of a Tetrarch, probably Galerius, from Gamzigrad

  • Associated place

    Serbia (Found in 1993 in Romuliana (mod. Gamzigrad), Serbia, in the baths of the southeast quarter the city.) (find spot of original)
  • Date

    2001 - 2006
  • Material and technique

    plaster, painted to imitate porphyry

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    35 cm estimated (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 2006.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 14 | Cast Gallery
  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.H.71

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  • Catalogue text

    The head wears a laurel wreath, decorated with gems and busts. A
    hand from a Victory (now lost) holds the wreath at the back.

    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.82, illus. p.82

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