IMPORTANT ROMAN IMPERIAL MARBLE PORTRAIT BUST OF A LADY. Turned to her left and wearing a tunic and cloak, her face with thoughtful expression, high cheek-bones, her imperial coiffure parted and drawn behind the ears and up into a tiered turban of braids, small incised curls escaping at the temples. 18th century restorations to nose and and socle. Early Hadrianic, ca. A.D. 120-125
Aulus Vitellius Son of Lucius Vitellius and Sextilia. Husband to Galeria Fundania. Seized power with support of German Legions (in opposition to Galba/Otho) He was Emperor for 8 months and 3 days. Murdered Dec 69 AD by Vespasian's troops
Portrait head of an elderly man, Roman Late 1st c. BC–early 1st c. AB, marble The cheeks are sunken and haggard in the old man’s face, which is furrowed with deep wrinkles. Although it is a naturalistic portrayal of this stage in life, it manifests neither decrepitude nor frailty, but radiates resilience and ascetic toughness – Roman virtues characteristic of the Roman middle class.