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Emperor Wearing a Toga
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Emperor Wearing a Toga

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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 81-96 CE), is likely an 18th-century restoration.
Date Description Narrative
7/08/1969Treatmentcleaned; stabilized; loss compensation
7/08/1969Treatmentstabilized; loss compensation; other
Provenance William Boyce Thompson, Yonkers [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Elizabeth Seton College, New York, 1930, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1969, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the S. & A.P. Fund, 1969

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1st century CE; Restored head: 18th century (Roman Imperial)
Carrara marble
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91 5/16 x 37 1/2 x 30 in. (232 x 95.3 x 76.2 cm); base: 20 x 40 x 40 in. (50.8 x 101.6 x 101.6 cm)

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