Augustus to Tiberius- Art history notes

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Selection of images from Fall 2014 Art History class, and their significance.

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Portraits of Tiberius, Augustus and Livia. From Arsinoe, Egypt. Marble. Ca. 4 CE. Copenhagen. From roman amphitheater. Marble set. Based on time when Tiberius was adopted by Augustus. Tiberius born in 42bc. 45 years old at this time but looks much younger- 20s. Usually said that they show types created in capital of Rome. Tiberius. Marble portrait from Arsinoe. Ca. 4 CE or later.CopenhagenWide brow and narrow chin- common in Livia's family. Hair in "tidy" style known in period of Augustus. Curls carefully arranged over a broad forehead. Head shown turning in space. Bust length occurs in Augustan period. Presented as hope of future- successor to Augustus.Left- Tiberius (ruled 14-37 CE). Marble. Rome, Palazzo Braschi.Broad forehead, hair trimmed back. Has "comma shaped locks", tidy. Big ears, face has triangular shape. Nose long, lips small and pursed. Has an aquiline nose. Would have been 54-55 years old when he came to power- following Augustus of being eternally ideal.Right-Silver denarius with Tiberius. 20 CE. Minted at Lugdunum. Laurel wreath worn chin rounded and protruding, aquiline nose, big eyes. Below right-Sardonyx cameo with Tiberius and Livia. (14-29 CE) Florence,Archaeological Museum. Height: 4.8 CM. Double portrait almost like Hellenistic kings and queens of Egypt. Date based on that Tiberius came to power in 14 and Livia dies in 29. Probably earlier, since they barely spoke in later years. Tiberius has long hair on back of neck. Lau

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