Capitoline Brutus

Capitoline Brutus

Date Late 1st century BCE

Movement Roman

Medium Bronze

Height Slightly over-life-size

Housed at The Musée du Louvre, Paris, and Glyptothek, Staatliche Antikensammulungen, Munich

 

Commissioned by the Senate to honor notable individuals, statues such as this one would have graced the Roman Forum for public view. Roman artists opted for realistic portrayals of their subjects, as opposed to the idealized forms of Greek portraits or stylized forms of Akkadian sculptures.