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Roman Emperor (Julius Caesar)

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Crowned with laurel and dressed in armor, this unidentified Roman emperor's face is shown in pure profile while his shoulders twist, adding a sense of three-dimensionality and movement to the figure. The relief is a reminder of the importance of ancient models for Renaissance Florentines....

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Provenance

Quincy Adams Shaw (b. 1825 - d. 1908), Boston; 1917, gift of Quincy Adams Shaw, through Quincy Adams Shaw Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton, to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 29, 1917)

Credit Line

Gift of Quincy Adams Shaw through Quincy Adams Shaw, Jr., and Mrs. Marian Shaw Haughton

A Roman Emperor

Italian (Florence), Renaissance, around 1455

Object Place

Florence, Italy

Dimensions

40 x 34 x 7.6 cm (15 3/4 x 13 3/8 x 3 in.)

Accession Number

17.1471

Medium or Technique

Stone; Marble

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture