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Cast of the face of Emperor Lucius Verus

Plaster cast

Museum number: M1400

Curatorial note

Lucius Verus was Roman Emperor from 161-169 AD. This cast is after an original marble in the Louvre in Paris, number Ma 1170. The original was acquired from the Borghese collection in 1807. There is another very similar cast in the Thorvaldsen collection, Copenhagen.

We are grateful to Dr Jan Zahle, former Keeper of the Royal Cast Collection in Copenhagen, for his help in identifying this cast.


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