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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Relief portrait of the emperor Lucius Verus
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 166
Creation End Date: 170
Creation Date: ca. 166?170
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: marble
Dimensions: H. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
Description: After Antoninus' death, imperial power was for the first time shared between two co-emperors, his adoptive sons Marcus Aurelius (r. 161?80 A.D.) and Lucius Verus (r. 161?69 A.D.). Although relatively weak and a poor administrator, Verus waged a successful war against Parthia and captured Ctesiphon. In this portrait, the face of the emperor assumes a meditative expression with a prominent brow that overshadows his heavy-lidded eyes. His features reflect the mid-Antonine revival of the style of fourth-century B.C. Greek sculpture like the Vatican Meleager. The replication of such elegant Greek originals may have also contributed to the dramatic contrast between smooth skin and drilled locks of hair so typical of sculpture from this period. This portrait comes from a relief that may have been part of an ambitious historical monument, perhaps commemorating the emperor's successful campaign against Parthia.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 13.227.1
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1913
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Antonine
AMICA ID: MMA_.13.227.1
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
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