This marble reproduction was cast from a mold of an original Roman sculpture in the Antiquities Collection at the Getty Villa dated from about 81-96 A.D. Only the torso and one arm survived of this over life-size portrait statue of a man wearing full military parade armor. Cuirassed statues were a popular form of sculpture used to honor emperors, their male relatives, victorious generals, and military heroes. The breastplate is a basic rendition of the human masculature and it is not decorated. This lack of detail indicates the statue did not represent the emperor or his family but a general.
- Material: Bonded Marble with faux finish - Dimensions: 5 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (L x W x H) - Gift box included - Item #: MRTORSO
Source Object: Title: Torso of a Cuirassed Statue Artist/Maker: Unknown Culture: Roman Place: Italy (Place Created) Date: about A.D. 81-96 Medium: Marble Object Number: 71.AA.436 Dimensions: 107.5 × 78.7 × 34.3 cm (42 5/16 × 31 × 13 1/2 inches)
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