Standing 22 inches tall the white Carrara marble bust of the Young Octavian rests on a waisted circular base and is of Italian origin carved after the antique’ Young Octavian’ end of 1st century BC, now in the Vatican Museums – Pius Clementinus Museum – Gallery of the Busts. The bust depicts the young Octavian (later Augustus Caesar) presumably at the time of the death of his adopted father Julius Caesar. Brilliantly carved and with great and harmonious detail the figure conveys the tenderness as well as the determination of the young man later to become Rome’s first emperor. 22 in.H x 11 in.W x 10 in.D.
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