Portrait bust of the Empress Livia by Unknown Artist

Portrait bust of the Empress Livia (58 BC - 29 AD), wife of Augustus and mother of Tiberius II, as a young woman.

Details

Medium:
Parian marble
Dimensions:
50 cm
Art Fund grant:
£10,000 ( Total: £156,100)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
Christie's

It is attached to an 18th century turned socle base.

Provenance

James Hugh Smith Barry, Marbury Hall, Cheshire; Christie's, 1987.

Venue details

World Museum William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EN 0151 478 4393 www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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