Antique Italian Marble Bust Augustus Caesar


Exceptionally Carved White Marble Bust

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    Grey Marble Socle

    From our Sculpture collection, we are delighted to offer this exceptional Antique Italian Marble Bust Augustus Caesar. The bust intricately carved from Antique Italian Carrara marble with lifelike features including textured hair and shaped chest. The bust carved from Italian Carrara marble and modelled as the renowned roman emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Octavius (later Octavian). The bust stands on circular grey marble socle with stepped plinth base and convex body. The Italian Bust dates to the late 18th, early 19th century.

    Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Octavius was the heir to Julius Caesar and became emperor in 27BC. Octavian ruled until his death in AD14. He was widely recognised as the architect of the Roman Principate, the initial stage of the Roman Empire, and is renowned as one of the most remarkable leaders in human history. The original marble is in the Vatican collection (Pius Clementinus Museum, Gallery of the Busts) and dates from the first century BC. The bust is finished with extremely high-quality details such as the hair and ears, a true sign of a master sculptor.

    Socle a plain low block or plinth serving as a support for a column, urn, statue, etc. or as the foundation of a wall.

    Antique a collectable object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its age and quality. Objects of this nature are generally considered antique at 100 plus years of age.

    Measurements 52cm High x 24cm Wide x 21.5cm Deep (20.47 x 9.45 x 8.46 Inches)

    Condition Excellent, general shading and wear consistent with age, no repairs

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