of Augustus dates from 10 BC. How old would Augustus have been at the time ?
What do you notice ? What is the difference between this portrait and
a portrait of the youth Augustus ?
What is Augustus'
garment ? In Rome, who can wear this garment ? What does this
choice emphasize ? Help
Bas relief, marble,
1 AD. The Louvre Museum
Why is a strip
of fabric pulled down over his head ? For what occasion did the Romans
act in this way ? Which of the emperor's roles is emphasized here ?
It will help you to refer to the scene opposite. Identify the scene and
say which role is fulfilled by the person with the covered head.
To which of
Augustus' public functions can you associate this representation of the
were led to adopt a similar garment in their private life too. For what
occasion? Which member of the family (give the Latin name) performed this
role ? The statue then presents Augustus as a model of the ................
(give the Latin name, in the plural here).
which virtue does Augustus wish to accentuate by means of this statue ?
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