Metropolitan Museum of Art Cast Collection
 

Title

Agrippa

Description

Plaster cast of a portrait bust of Agrippa. The original is housed in the Louvre in France.

Publication Date

1978

Type of Artwork

Portrait bust

Time Period/Geographical Region

Renaissance Europe

Height (cm/in)

60.94 cm / 24 in

Width (cm/in)

33.02 cm / 13 in

Depth (cm/in)

25.4 cm / 10 in

Disciplines

Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Sculpture

Comments

The likeness of the Roman statesman and general, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, was obtained from a life or death mask. Romans believed the character of a person was revealed in the profile. Proper moral qualities were expressed in the structure of the classical Roman face. Agrippa was responsible for the victory over Mark Anthony, and a renowned military man. Rome remembers him for his attention to aqueducts, sewers, baths, and the Pantheon.

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