This bust is an original replica of emperor Vespasianus. The original is part of the collection of the LandesMuseum in Munich. These statues were often painted to make them appear lifelike.
Titus Flavius Vespasianus (Falacrina, 17th november 9 - Aquae Cutiliae, 23th june 79) was a Roman emperor from 69 until 79. In the year 69 AD there was a reversal in the Roman Empire. After Nero`s death, the last emperor of the Julian-Claudian house, a number of pretenders were battling for the throne. The final new Roman emperor was Vespasianus, soldier and man of the people. As a result of Caligula and Nero`s madness the people did not value the new emperor. To consolidate his position among the people, Vespasianus started building the Colosseum, an enormous theatre that could seat 50.000 spectators.
This bust is completely handmade of alabaster and its height is 14 cm. It is delivered including a black pedestal.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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