Bust of Faustina or Lucilla

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 06 November 2016

Marble bust of the younger Faustina (wife of Marcus Aurelius) or of her daughter, Lucilla (wife of Lucius Verus). One of a series of imperial portraits dedicated in the residence of Jason Magnus, a prominent citizen in Cyrene. Roman, 162-170 CE. From Cyrene, North Africa. Found by Lieutenant R. M. Smith, RE, and Commander E. A. Porcher, RN. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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