Hollow cast portrait head with empty eye sockets.
Head of Claudius by Unknown Artist, 1st century
© British Museum
- 33 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,500 ( Total: £15,500)
- Acquired in:
Considered to be a fragment of a statue of the Emperor Claudius. It has been suggested that the head was broken from the statue during the rebellion of Boudicca in AD 61.
Discovered by a small boy in the River Alde, at Rendham, Suffolk, 1907; E.R.Holland; (by descent) Miss M.A.Hollond.