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Togaed statue of a youth with “bulla aurea”

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Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona (MNAT)

Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona (MNAT)

Marble statue representing a young prince dressed in a “toga praetexta” with the “bulla aurea” hanging on his chest. It is probably a portrait of either Britannicus or Nero, the designated successors of Claudius I.It was part of a series of effigies of members of the Julian-Claudian imperial family that stood on the “scaenae frons” of the Tarraco theatre.

Inventory number: MNAT 7585

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Details

  • Title: Togaed statue of a youth with “bulla aurea”
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Theatre of Tarraco
  • Physical Dimensions: 108 x 44 x 28 cm
  • Type: Statue
  • Medium: Luni-Carrara marble

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