Head of a Young Prince

Inv. Scu 745

This bust shows a young man with an oval-shaped face, slightly turned to the right. The visage is lean and modeled in sharp planes, with high cheekbones and finely cut eyes. The strong and serious expression is emphasized by the heavy eyebrows which are drawn together in a slight frown.
The hair has been carefully arranged in a mass of locks close to his skull.
The portrait been identified as Marcellus, son of Octavia and nephew to the Emperor Augustus who died in 23 BC when he was only twenty years old.

The work dates to the Augustan age and it was probably found in Rome.