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Cicero - Item #127

$ 420.00

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18 Inches High x 12 Inches Wide x 10 Inches Deep

It is unknown whether this head is indeed a portrait of Cicero. The Uffizi Gallery and scholars identified it as such for a time, and then thought it was a portrait of Corbulone, a general under Emperor Claudius. The Uffizi has since entitled it "Bust with head of unknown." It is a portrait in the Roman Republican style, which used verism (a form of realism) to depict the subject. Several variations of a bust have been added to the head and its reproductions, such as this square version created by P. P. Caproni & Brother.

 

Museum: Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

Time Period: Ancient Roman, second half of 1st century B.C.E.

1911 Catalog ID # - 4039

 

Sources:

Di Pasquale, Giovanni and Fabrizio Paolucci. Uffizi: The Ancient Sculptures – The Official Guide. Ministery of Artistic and Environmental Heritage and Giunti Gruppo Editoriale, 2001, pp. 28. Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=vb743Ly5YN8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.