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#177

Caracalla

Caracalla, Römisches Reich, Kaiser (186-217) | Person(s) shown
unbekannt | Sculptor

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Caracalla was Roman Emperor only for six years (211 – 217 CE), but during his reign he had an astonishingly large number of portrait sculptures made of himself. Most of the portraits are based on a life-size portrait bust that the Emperor himself must have authorised, in which he is depicted with a sinister gaze and a sideward turn of the head. – The Dresden head is remarkable for its format, which is unusually small for an emperor.

Material & Technique
Marble
Museum
Skulpturensammlung
Dating
c. 215 CE
Inventory number
Hm 402
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