Bust

Male portrait

Inv. Scu 335 This male portrait-head originally was inserted in a statue. The oval face is characterized by slanting eyes with iris and pupils incised, high-bridged nose, and thin, slightly open lips, with the upper one a little more protruding.…

Female bust

Inv. Scu 369 Bust of a young woman clad in a light chiton. The full, oval face is characterized by slanting eyes, tight lips and a receding chin. The hair, parted at centre, is arranged in wavy locks which, tied…

Bust of Marcus Aurelius

Inv. Scu 279 Bust of young Marcus Aurelius, cut off under the chest and dressed in a tunic and military cloak (paludamentum). The portrait belongs to the so-called “first type”, known from about 25 copies and likely created right after…

Bust of a Roman Woman

Inv. Scu 866 This portrait represents a young woman. Her face is turned slightly to the right and her gaze is directed towards the ground. She has soft facial features and is depicted with a slight smile that reveals dimples…

Brutus Capitolinus

Inv. Scu 1183 Originally belonging to a statue, the head broken at the neck was identified in 1550 with Lucius Junius Brutus, first consul of the Roman Republic. It is made of bronze and was cast in two moulds, the…

Bust of Faustina the Younger

Inv. Scu 250 The portrait features the empress Faustina the Younger, wife of Marcus Aurelius; the bust, cut down just below the breast, is clad in tunic and mantle. The hair is combed in wavy locks, parted at centre, drawn…

Bust of Hadrian

Inv. Scu 193 Chest-length nude bust of Hadrian. The oval face, turned to the right, is dominated by the elongated cut of the eyes, the expression of which is accented by the strong brows, the regular nose and the beard…

Bust of Domitian

Inv. Scu 1156 Constructed out of pentelic marble, this bust represents the Roman Emperor Domitian. Here the Emperor is shown turning his head to the left and directing his gaze downwards. His features are realistic and help us to identify…

Colossal portrait of Augustus

Inv. Scu 230 The colossal-sized portrait does not belong to the body on which is mounted. It certainly represents Augustus, as it is clear from the facial features and the style of the curls on the forehead arranged in the…

Bust of Faustina the Elder

Inv. Scu 851 This head was sculpted out of Parian Marble. It represents Faustina, wife of the Emperor Antoninus who ruled Rome from 138 to 161 A.D. She is shown with her head turned to the right. Her eyebrows are…