Description The large eyes and distinctive features suggest that this head represents the Flavian emperor Vespasian (reigned 69-79 CE). However, the flatness of the face and hairstyle suggest that this was originally a portrait head of Emperor Nero (reigned 54-68 CE) that was re-carved to resemble Vespasian.
|12/31/1969||Technical Report||x-ray diffraction; other|
Provenance [Found at Pergamon (?)]; Jean P. Lambros Collection Sale, Athens, 1912, no. 268; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1912
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