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 him as Domitian. His eyes are large and seem to watch the viewer. His pronounced nose is aquiline and his cheeks are full and soft. His lips curve sensuously. He has a high forehead around which his hair waves slightly.

The sculptor has managed to bring an energy and attitude of determination to a face made from stone.

Period of Domitan (81- 96 A.D.) From Via Principe Amedeo, Esquilino.