Inv. n°: MMoCA605

Roman Marble Bust

Portrait of a youthful Julio-Claudian male probably Germanicus, the nephew and adopted son of Tiberius. This example is carved with the characteristic locks of hair combed over the forehead in this period.

h. 36 x 18 cm

Early 1st century AD



  • Ex New York private collection, New York, acquired in the 1960s from the Roger Peyrefitte collection (1907-2000)
  • Acquired at Pierre Bergé and Associés, Paris, 5th December 2010, lot 225


  • Myth and Majesty: Deities and Dignitaries of the Ancient world, Antiquarium ltd., New York, 1st January 1992, no. 20
  • Pierre Bergé & Associés, Vente Archéologie, 5th December 2010, lot 225, p. 160
  • J. Pollini, "Roman Marble Sculpture" in M. Merrony (ed.), Mougins Museum of Classical Art, France, Invalid date, p. 97, fig. 43
  • C. Wrathall, "Collectors & Collections", Christie’s Magazine, UK & China, January/February 2016, p. 52
  • M. Squire, "A Passionate Collector", Minerva: the International Review of Ancient Art & Archaeology, London, March/April 2018, p. 16
  • 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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