Portrait of C. Cornelius Gallus (?)

Portrait of C. Cornelius Gallus (?)

c. 30 BC


Overall: 39 x 22 x 22.6 cm (15 3/8 x 8 11/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1966.20


This highly individual portrait obviously was made for a man of considerable importance. Probably it represents the man who was the first governor or Egypt under Augustus and who soon fell into disgrace and exile. The head is a complete unit as it stands and apparently was made to be inserted into a body and attributes of other materials. It still retains traces of red paint.

See also
GR - Roman
Greek and Roman Art
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