mar 18, 29 - Augustus of Primaporta
Early 1st Century CE
Found in the home of Livia, Augustus’ wife
Has enormous political significance.
Most likely a copy of an original bronze.
Image was distributed throughout empire; showing likeness and attributes.
“Idealized” younger, more athletic.
Augustus re-establishes the senate as a strategy to become Rome’s first true emperor. Originally there was an age requirement; but we now see a new trend of youthful “god like” rulers of the Roman republic.
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