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The Young Pompey

Portrait of Pompey the Great - Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, (29 September 106 BC – 28 September 48 BC).

Probably due to a Roman artist, this head is a replica of an archetype created by a Greek master. The hasty style of the portraiture doesn’t mask the sculptor’s attempt to represent the ambition of the young man.

 

Roman marble portrait

About 70 BC

Paris, Musée du Louvre

 

 

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Taken on May 6, 2013