Inv. n°: MMoCA575

Marble Over Life-Size Portrait of the Emperor Tiberius

Depicted with his head turning dynamically to the left, the facial features and hair finely carved, with folds of drapery over his left shoulder, a tenon below for insertion into a bust or column.

h. 54.5 cm

c. AD 10-30



  • English private collection
  • R.E. Collection, New York, until 2004
  • Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1st January 2005, lot 15
  • Michael Bianco Collection, California, USA
  • Acquired at Bonhams, "Antiquities", sale 17855, 6th October 2010, lot 160


  • J. M. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, January 2005, vol. XVI, pp. 12 and 13, fig. 15
  • J. Pollini, "A New Portrait Bust of Tiberius in the Collection of Michael Bianco", Babesch, 2008, vol. 83, pp. 149-154
  • Bonhams, Antiquities, 6th October 2010, lot 160
  • J. Pollini, "Roman Marble Sculpture" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, 2011, p. 97, fig. 44
  • Minerva: the International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology, January/ February 2011, vol. 22, no. 1, p. 54, fig. 6
  • Nice-Matin, France, June 2016, no. 24904, p. 6
  • R. Leung, "From 4th-Century Greek Vases to Female Abstract Expressionism", Larry's List, 2022, [On-line]. Available at:


  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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