Italian Marble Bust of Augustus of Prima Porta
Italian Marble Bust of Augustus of Prima Porta. Measures: 25 1/2″H x 29″.
An Italian Marble Bust of Augustus of Prima Porta is a bust of the Roman Emperor Augustus created in the same style as the famous Augustus of Prima Porta statue. The bust is made of marble and depicts Augustus in a similar pose, with his head and shoulders portrayed in realistic detail.
Italian Marble Busts of Augustus of Prima Porta were likely created as smaller, more compact versions of the famous statue, and would have served as decorative objects in private collections or as ornaments in public spaces. Like the original statue, the busts were likely created as political propaganda pieces to commemorate Augustus’ rule and to emphasize his divine attributes.
Italian Marble Busts of Augustus of Prima Porta can still be found today in private collections and in museums. They are considered valuable pieces of art and are prized for their historical significance, their beautiful craftsmanship, and their intricate attention to detail.
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