Portrait of C. Julius Caesar

Ritratto di C. Giulio Cesare
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
50-44 BC
Material and technique: 
Marble
Origin: 
Rome, Esquiline (1874)
Inventory: 
MC2638
Collection: 

The hall

In a long gallery are hung a series of portraits dating to the Ist century BC, giving the likenesses of individuals from the various social classes.
Branded slaves and members of the plebian classes are shown alone or in family groups in the funerary reliefs carved on the faces of the tombs, while the statue of the so-called “ Barberini wearing a toga” supporting the images of ancestors reflects its patrican family origins.