Date Late 1st century BCE
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.