Bust of emperor Septimius Severus - ROM2011_12032_1


Bust of emperor Septimius Severus

Medium:Sculpted marble
Geography: Found in Ostia, Italy
Date: about 195-200 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period, reign of Septimius Severus
82 x 59.9 cm
Object number: 933.27.4
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman portraiture, busts

Emperor Septimius Severus

Severus was born in 146 AD at Leptis Magna, Africa. He was a soldier of outstanding ability and defeated his rivals to become emperor in 193 AD. This heroic portrait continues the style of the Antonines with deeply drilled hair and beard.

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