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Marble bust of Roman Emperor Tiberius from Pergamon at My Favourite Planet

Roman Emperor Tiberius. Marble bust from Pergamon, now in the Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
Marble bust of Roman Emperor Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus (42 BC - 37 AD, emperor 14-37 AD), made in Pergamon during his lifetime [1].

Tiberius was the second Roman emperor, who confirmed the divinity of his predecessor Augustus (see pevious page), thus initiating the tradition of the imperial cult.

As in the portrait of Augustus, we are presented with an image of a man of philosophic intelligence and sensibility, an ideal ruler, appealing to contemporary taste in the Graeco-Roman world. The pupils of his eyes have been lightly chiselled in by the sculptor, presumably as a guide to the painter who would add (super) lifelike colour to statues of gods and heroes.

Marble bust of Emperor Tiberius at My Favourite Planet

Detail of a bust of Tiberius.
Circa 30 AD.

Farnese Collection.
National Museum, Naples, Italy.
Inv. No. 6052.
 
Portrait of Emperor Tiberius at My Favourite Planet

Detail of a statue restored with
a portrait head of Tiberius.
2nd century AD.

Farnese Collection.
National Museum, Naples, Italy.
Inv. No. 6049.
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Portrait of Emperor Tiberius in the Altes Museum, Berlin at My Favourite Planet

Marble portrait of Tiberius.
4-37 AD. From Rome, italy.

Altes Museum, Berlin.
Inv. No. Sk 1872.
  Portrait of Emperor Tiberius from Troy at My Favourite Planet

Portrait of Emperor Tiberius
in his youth. Found by Heinrich
Schliemann in Troy.
Marble. Early 1st century AD.

Neues Museum, Berlin.
Inv. No. Sch 9587.
  Portrait of Emperor Tiberius in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen at My Favourite Planet

Cast of the bust of Tiberius as
a young man, from the marble
original (27 BC - 14 AD) in the
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek,
Copenhagen.
Found in Egypt in 1896.

Ara Pacis, Rome.
Pergamon
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Notes, references and links

1. Bust of Emperor Tiberius from Pergamon

Marble. Roman period, Julio Claudian Dynasty, time of Tiberius.
Found at the Sanctuary of Demeter, Pergamon, in 1909.
Height 43 cm.
Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
Inv. No. 2163 T.
Cat. Mendel 558.

See:

H. Hepding, Athenische Mitteilungen, XXXV, 1910, pages 500-501; plate XXV, 3.

Gustave Mendel (1873-1938), Catalogue des sculptures grecques, romaines et byzantines,
Tome Second, pages 281-282. Musée Impérial, Constantinople (Istanbul), 1914.
 
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Some of the information and photos in this guide to Pergamon
originally appeared in 2004 on davidjohnberlin.de.
 
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