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Bronze head of Augustus, Roman, from Meroe, Sudan, c27-c25 BC

Bronze head of Augustus, Roman, from Meroe, Sudan, c27-c25 BC


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Bronze head of Augustus, Roman, from Meroe, Sudan, c27-c25 BC

Bronze head of Augustus, Roman, from Meroe, Sudan, c27-c25 BC. This head once formed part of a statue of the emperor Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). From the British Museums collection

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This print showcases a remarkable artefact from ancient Rome - the Bronze head of Augustus. Originating from Meroe, Sudan and dating back to 27-25 BC, this head once belonged to a statue of the esteemed emperor Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). Now housed in the prestigious British Museum, it stands as a testament to the grandeur and power of the Roman Empire. The bronze sculpture exudes an air of regality and strength. The calm expression on Augustus' face reflects his unwavering leadership and authority over his vast empire. His piercing gaze captures your attention, drawing you into his world as if he were still ruling today. The intricate details carved into this masterpiece are awe-inspiring. From every angle, you can appreciate the craftsmanship that went into creating such a lifelike representation of one of history's most influential figures. The subtle play of light on its surface adds depth and dimension to this stunning portrait. As you stand before this magnificent work of art, you cannot help but feel connected to the rich history it represents. It serves as a reminder that even centuries later, we are still fascinated by those who shaped our world. This bronze head is not merely an object; it embodies the essence of an era long gone yet forever preserved within its timeless features. Whether you are an art enthusiast or simply intrigued by ancient civilizations, this print transports you back in time to witness firsthand the majesty and legacy left behind by Emperor Augustus Caesar

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