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Long admired for its striking appearance and perfect proportions,.
Long admired for its striking appearance and perfect proportions, it is now part of the British Museum's collection. It was looted from Roman Egypt in 24 BC by the forces of queen Amanirenas of Kush and brought back to Meroe where it was buried beneath the staircase of a temple.
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The Meroë Head of Augustu. has been added to your Basket. Thorsten Opper is curator of Greek and Roman sculpture at the British Museum, specializing in ancient portraiture, the Greek world in the Roman period, and the collecting and restoration of ancient sculpture in the eighteenth century. His previous publications include Hadrian: Empire and Conflict (London, British Museum Press, 2008).
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Images from Thorsten Opper’s The Meroe Head of Augustus, p, 10-11. Below are some publications featuring the Meroe Head (most of which were used to write this post) and the object details
Images from Thorsten Opper’s The Meroe Head of Augustus, p, 10-11. Since its discovery, the Meroe Head has captured people’s attention, which it no doubt did in ancient times as well. It has featured in numerous exhibitions including, but not limited to, the Mostra Augustea della Romanita, Italy 1937-38, The Meroe Head of Augustus: Africa defies Rome, UK 2014 and A History of the World in 100 Objects, worldwide 2015-2016. Below are some publications featuring the Meroe Head (most of which were used to write this post) and the object details: The British Museum, The Meroe Head/Head of Augustus.
By (author) Thorsten Opper. Objects in Focus: The Admonitions Scroll. Free delivery worldwide. This book reveals the significance of the head in light of Augustus' rise to power and the role of portraits in the Roman world. Accompanied by a series of new photographs that highlight the wonderful, dramatic qualities of the head, this is an absorbing introduction about a portrait which was made as a continuous reminder of the all-embracing power of Rome, yet whose fate is a graphic illustration of resistance to its rule.
Made from Bronze with eyes inlaid with glass pupils set in metal rings, the & Head' is a magnificent portrait of Julius Caesar's great nephew and adopted heir Augustus (63 BC-AD 14). Once forming part of a statue of Rome's revered first true emperor - one of many such statues that were erected in Egyptian towns - the head was violently separated from the body and carried away in triumph by ancient Meroitic tribesman shortly after its creation.
A short book about the Meroe head in the British Museum focusing not only the head as a work of art, but also on the find . Thorsten Opper is a curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum
A short book about the Meroe head in the British Museum focusing not only the head as a work of art, but also on the find contexts in a Meroitic building and the possibility that it might have become a war trophy. Thorsten Opper is a curator in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum. He has published work on ancient sculpture and eighteenth-century antiquarianism. Books by Thorsten Opper
Thorsten Opper, 2015, The Meroe Head of Augustus.
clopedia staff have taken a closer look at some really amazing objects or structures. Today's Object in Focus is the Meroe Head of Augustus. The Meroe Head is a sculpture portraying the Emperor Augustus Ceasar who ruled in Rome from 63 BCE 14 CE. It was discovered on the eastern bank of the River Nile between the Sudanese villages of Kegyek and Deraqab in December 1910. Thorsten Opper, 2015, The Meroe Head of Augustus.
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This head of the emperor Augustus was originally part of a statue in Egypt. Augustus was the first emperor of Rome Situated along the Nile near the sixth cataract, Meroe is roughly 200 km north of modern Khartoum, Sudan. The Romans used statues to remind the empire's largely illiterate population of the power of the emperor. Augustus is always depicted as a youth to reflect his strength and vitality. Augustus was the first emperor of Rome. He transformed Rome from a republic, led by competing nobles, to an empire, ruled by one man. In 31 BC Augustus defeated the armies of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra and made Egypt a part of the empire. Situated along the Nile near the sixth cataract, Meroe is roughly 200 km north of modern Khartoum, Sudan.
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