Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Emperor Augustus depicted as Jupiter Optimus Maximus
Alternate Title:
Colossal Statue of the Seated Augustus with a Laurel Crown
Image View:
Detail, head (modern restoration) from the right side
Creator:
unknown (Roman (ancient) sculptor)
Location:
repository: Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples, Campania, Italy) 6040
Location Note:
Piazza Museo, 19
GPS:
40.853378 14.250486
Date:
49-50 CE (creation)
Cultural Context:
Roman (ancient)
Style Period:
Imperial (Roman)
Work Type 1:
sculpture (visual work)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
white marble
Technique:
carving (processes)
Measurements:
215 cm (height)
Subjects:
deities; rulers and leaders; Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D.; Herculaneum (Extinct city)
Description:
From the so-called Basilica or Augusteum (a building for ceremonies of the Imperial cult) at Herculaneum. The statue represents the deified Augustus. The head is a modern restoration; the torso was reconstructed from fragments. (Source: Naples National Archaeological Museum [website]; https://www.museoarc heologiconapoli.it/e n/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier:
7A3-R-NAM-ACJ-A06
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Emperor Augustus depicted as Jupiter Optimus Maximus