Head of Claudius by Unknown Artist

Hollow cast portrait head with empty eye sockets.

Details

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
33 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £15,500)
Acquired in:
1965
Vendor:
Sotheby's

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.

Provenance

Discovered by a small boy in the River Alde, at Rendham, Suffolk, 1907; E.R.Holland; (by descent) Miss M.A.Hollond.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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