Tiberius: portrait of an Emperor

Sep 19, 2013 633

Damaged by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 A.D., an over-life-size bronze statue of Tiberius (ruled A.D. 14–37) was discovered in 1741, during the first years of excavation at Herculaneum. The subject of a recent conservation project at the Getty Villa, the sculpture— on loan from Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples—provides the occasion to explore Tiberius's character and career.

Through twists of fate and familial circumstance, he succeeded Augustus to become Rome's second emperor. Yet, ill at ease with his position, he famously removed himself to the island of Capri for the final decade of his reign.

Since Wednesday, October 16, 2013 to Monday, March 03, 2014 at Getty Villa, CA.

Source: http://www.iiclosangeles.esteri.it

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