A Vitellius / Vespasian Portrait


by (Dr.) Heinrich J. von Loesch
published on 15 October 2013

A marble portrait showing facial traits of two Roman emperors, Vitellius and Vespasian, seems to share a Greek origin with the Grimani "pseudo Vitellius" in Venice. Recently, however, another Vitellius-type marble head surfaced at an auction which could constitute the first credible lifetime portrait of the emperor.

Roman Emperor Vitellius

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Written by (Dr.) Heinrich J. von Loesch, linked by von Loesch, published 15 October 2013. Source URL: http://www.german.pages.de/vitelliusvespasian.

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