Description This colossal statue of an emperor wears a toga and elaborately decorated shoes that indicate the figure's high status. These details identify it as a type of honorary statue similar to those erected in the Forum of Augustus in Rome for generations, transforming the public space into a kind of imperial "Hall of Fame." The head, a portrait of Emperor Domitian (reigned AD 81-96), is likely an 18th-century restoration.
|7/08/1969||Treatment||cleaned; stabilized; loss compensation|
|7/08/1969||Treatment||stabilized; loss compensation; other|
Provenance William Boyce Thompson, Yonkers; Elizabeth Seton College, New York; Walters Art Museum, 1969, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1969
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