Skip to main content

Two portraits of Agrippa Postumus in the British Museum.

Russell, M. and Manley, H., 2022. Two portraits of Agrippa Postumus in the British Museum. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 35. (In Press)

Full text available as:

[img]
Preview
PDF
two_portraits_of_agrippa_postumus_in_the_british_museum.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial.

673kB

DOI: 10.1017/S1047759421000519

Abstract

Two damaged and partially restored Roman portraits in the collection of the British Museum, previously identified as being either the emperor Caligula or an unknown “JulioClaudian prince,” are here reassessed and identified as Agrippa Postumus, the youngest grandson and adopted heir of Augustus. The first portrait, from southern Britain, may have come from a temple dedicated to the worship of the Julio-Claudian house, while the second was probably part of an equestrian group standing outside the Aedes Castoris in Rome. This is a significant reinterpretation, providing potential evidence not only for links between Rome’s first family and the rulers of a distant client kingdom, but also for the framing of imperial power and the uncertain nature of the Augustan succession in the early years of the 1st c. CE

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1047-7594
Uncontrolled Keywords:Agrippa Postumus; Augustus; Julio-Claudian portraiture; British Museum; Dioscuri
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:36161
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:01 Nov 2021 16:17
Last Modified:01 Nov 2021 16:17

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...
Repository Staff Only -