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Torso of an Emperor in Armor
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Torso of an Emperor in Armor


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Description This figure wears a cuirass, or breastplate, decorated with the insignia of the imperial Julio-Claudian family (reigned 14-68 CE), indicating that it portrayed one of Emperor Augustus' successors, perhaps Caligula.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/31/1961Treatmentcleaned; other
8/31/1961Treatmentcleaned
9/15/1961Treatmentother
7/20/1970Treatmentcleaned
1/01/1992Technical Reportx-ray diffraction; other
2/09/2000Treatmentrepaired; cleaned; other
10/10/2001Treatmentother
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [no. 14]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Creator
Period
14-68 CE (Imperial)
Medium
Parian marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.80
Measurements
H: 35 7/16 x D at waist: 14 9/16 in. (90 x 37 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy, Rome (Place of Origin)
  • Greece, Paros, Lychnite Quarry (Source of Materials)

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