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Caligula from Thrace in the Louvre, June 2013

Caligula from Thrace in the Louvre, June 2013
The emperor Caligula
Emperor from AD 37 to 41
C. AD 39–40
Marble
H. 47 cm

The emperor wears a beard in mourning for the death of his sister Drusilla in AD 38. The flowing style and the finely carved surface are a reaction against the academic style typical of the end of Tiberius’s reign.

Acquired in 1890
Department of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities
N° d'entrée MNC 1276
(n° usuel Ma 1234)


Text from: cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=2802&langue=en

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