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    • Young boy wearing a toga, front view.

    • Young boy wearing a toga, front view.

    • Sculpture; Children; Youth; Boys; Clothing & dress; Crowns; Wreaths; Leaves; Pendants (Jewelry); Jewelry; Gestures; Chests; Storage furniture; Boxes; Containers; Scrolls (Visual works)

    • "With its somewhat distant-looking quality and distinctive crown of olive leaves, this statue is most likely a memorial portrait. Although the head and body originally came from two separate statues, they are chronologically consistent. The...
    • 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...
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