Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Portrait head of the Roman Emperor Tiberius
14-37 CE
H: 40; W: 27 cm
Gift from Col. Henry Crown, Chicago, through the Jerusalem Foundation, in memory of his son, Robert
Accession number: 71.83.297
Tiberius Claudius Nero, son of Livia, was born in Rome 42 BCE. Adopted by Augustus in 4 CE as Tiberius Iulius Caesar, he become emperor in 14 CE. During Imperial times, rulers were depicted in a combination of both the idealistic Greek style and the traditional, realistic Roman portrait style, as exemplified by this portrait.

On Every Face - 4000 Years of Portraits, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 25/03/2002 - 15/06/2002

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir