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    • Nero as a child, front view.

    • Nero as a child, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Children; Youth; Boys; Clothing & dress; Jewelry; Pendants (Jewelry); Hairstyles; Gestures

    • The Louvre portrait is of a "young boy wearing a toga praetexta (a purple-bordered toga) and bulla (ornament worn around a child's neck). […] Comparisons with coins bearing the image of Britannicus exclude the possibility that this is a...
    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Barbarian warrior, front view.

    • Sculpture; Men; Warriors; Military personnel; People associated with military activities; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Trousers; Footwear; Headgear; Beards; Daggers & swords; Arms & armament; Lifting & carrying

    • "Images of barbarians, an essential element of triumphal ceremony in imperial Rome, were most often represented in a military context. […] [S]uch representations are omnipresent in Trajan's Forum, on the façade of the Ulpia Basilica, and...
    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Three lictors, front views.

    • Sculpture; Metalwork; Figurines; Men; Bodyguards; Guards; People associated with health & safety; Clothing & dress; Boots; Footwear; Hairstyles; Fasces; Ceremonial objects; Emblems; Symbols; Lifting & carrying

    • "When the emperor passed by a crowd, lictors were responsible for holding the onlookers back. The statue here is composed of three lictors standing side by side, their heads turned slightly toward their right. They wear long togas draped over...
    • Ring with cameo.

    • Ring with cameo.

    • Jewelry; Rings; Goldwork; Metalwork; Myths; Legends; Cupids; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Dolphins; Aquatic animals; Animals; Whips; Boats; Vessels; Vehicles; Bodies of water

    • "This ring is formed from a circular hollow band made from rolled and soldered gold leaf, which flares out near the bezel. The bezel, rectangular in shape but with rounded corners, is set with a blue-tinged agate in two layers against a white...
    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Herod Atticus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Effigies; Portraits; Men; Philosophers; People associated with education & communication; Clothing & dress; Beards; Mustaches

    • "This effigy of the august man of letters was inspired by portraits of Greek philosophers from the fourth and third centuries B.C., but it remains true to the art of the Antonine portrait in its attempts to convey sensitivity and...
    • Augustus, front view.

    • Augustus, front view.

    • Sculpture; Portraits; Heads (Anatomy); Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Hairstyles

    • Portrait head. "This portrait has fundamental importance in the study of Augustan iconography. Both it and a very similar portrait in the Forbes collection are considered excellent examples of the Louvre type of Augustan portrait. [...] This...
    • Isis, front, slight three-quarter view.

    • Isis, front, slight three-quarter view.

    • Sculpture; Myths; Legends; Women; Goddesses; People associated with religion; Supernatural beings; Fictitious characters; Heads (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Hairstyles; Symbols; Cobras; Snakes; Reptiles

    • "This head of Isis, turned to the right, with delicately parted lips, is almost entirely intact except for the ends of a few locks of hair and the left edge of her tiara. The neck stops at a recessed fitting, a tenon, indicating that the head...
    • Constantine, gold medallion coin of Constantine, front view.

    • Constantine, gold medallion coin of Constantine, front view.

    • Sculpture; Coins; Money; Medals; Jewelry; Necklaces; Goldwork; Metalwork; Effigies; Portraits; Men; Emperors; Rulers; People associated with politics & government; Upper class; Military officers; Military personnel; People associated with...

    • "In this medallion, a gold coin is set within the center of a gold disc. A ring for hanging it projects from the top. The coin is a double solidus with an imperial effigy on the front [...]. In bust view, the emperor is seen in left profile,...
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