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Bust portrait of Roman

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


The bust is made of white marble with a yellowish-brown patina. The nose has been broken off and the ears are damaged. The name of the man has been painted on the small inscription tablet beneath the bust, but is no longer visible to the naked eye.

Description of object

The hair waves in long, tongue-like curls. The beard is full and resembles that of Emperor Hadrian.

Choice of methods

Visual examination

  • Macroscopic


F. Poulsen (1951), Catalogue of Ancient Sculpture in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. no. 687.

F. Johansen, Catalogue. Roman Portraits II. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. no. 58.

  • IN 780
  • Bust
  • 2nd century C.E.
  • Roman Imperial
  • White marble
  • Bought in 1889 in Rome by Carl Jacobsen.
  • H. 58 cm.

Selected photos

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