Sculpture representing a head or part of a bust portrait of Emperor Caracalla.
Marble, Rome, 1st half of the 3rd century AD J.C.
Marcus Aurélius Severus Antoninus Augustus, better known as Caracalla, was born in 188 in Lugdunum. He died murdered at 29 years old in 217.
Son of Septimius Severus, and of Syrian origin by his mother; he reigned violently from 211 to 217, and murdered, among others, his own brother Geta.
In 212, he granted Roman citizenship to all the free inhabitants of the Empire.
Good state of preservation, except for a right rear part, from the temporal lobe, glued back together, probably due to a fall.
Very expressive portrait, scale 1.
Height 29; width 19; depth 21
Private collection. Export certificate for cultural property 171482,issued on 22.1.2016 by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
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