Augustus of Prima Porta

Augustus of Prima Porta

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Augustus of Prima Porta (Italian: Augusto di Prima Porta) is a 2.04m high marble statue of Augustus Caesar which was discovered on April 20, 1863, in the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta, near Rome. Augustus Caesar's wife, Livia Drusilla, retired to the villa after his death. The sculpture is now displayed in the Braccio Nuovo of the Vatican Museums.The dating of the Prima Porta piece is widely contested. It is thought to be a marble copy of a possible bronze original. This original, along with other high honors, was devoted to Augustus by the Senate in 20 BC and set up in a public place. Up until this time Augustus had lived modestly, but the fact that the statue was found in his wife's villa shows that he was thoroughly pleased with it.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613570088X
  • 9786135700886