Roman Empire Portrait Heads & Busts Photos

Romans were noted for honoring people with portrait carvings ranging from heads, to herms, to busts, to full figures. In some cases workshops specialized in carvings of bodies to which a customized head could be added. Many Roman sculptures are copies of Greek originals. Carvings of Roman Emperors (Caesars) are presented on their own page listed below.

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Roman busts at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Collection of ancient Roman sculpture at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Collection of Roman portrait heads at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Gallery of Roman portrait heads at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.
Roman busts at National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland.Collection of ancient Roman sculpture at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Collection of Roman portrait heads at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Gallery of Roman portrait heads at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.
Collection of Roman portrait heads at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Collection of Roman portrait heads at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Gallery of classical Roman & Egyptian art at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.Roman portrait heads at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Collection of Roman portrait heads at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Collection of Roman portrait heads at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Gallery of classical Roman & Egyptian art at Harvard Art Museums. Cambridge, MA.Roman portrait heads (136-200) at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Roman era collection of portrait heads at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek marble head of Alexander the Great at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Portrait head of Alexander the Great Roman copy of Greek original by Lysippus of Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Roman bust of Alexander the Great at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.
Roman era collection of portrait heads at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek marble head of Alexander the Great (c320 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Portrait head of Alexander the Great (c330 BCE) Roman copy of Greek original by Lysippus of Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Roman bust of Alexander the Great (c2nd C CE) at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.
Roman marble head of Alexander the Great at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Carved stone head of Zeus from Greek area of Mylasa, Turkey at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Marble Roman mask of Zeus Ammon at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Roman-era bust of Zeus at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Roman marble head of Alexander the Great (100s CE) at Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, MI.Carved stone head of Zeus (c350-340 BCE) from Greek area of Mylasa, Turkey at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Marble Roman mask of Zeus Ammon (2nd C) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Roman-era bust of Zeus (2nd C) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Roman bronze head of Jupiter at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Head of a warrior from west pediment of Temple of Aphaia on Aegina at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Boy with victor's fillet bronze head Roman copy of Greek original at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Greek bronze & ivory Herm of Dionysos from Asia Minor at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Roman bronze head of Jupiter (1st C) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Head of a warrior from west pediment of Temple of Aphaia on Aegina (c510 BCE) at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Boy with victor's fillet bronze head (c450 BCE) Roman copy of Greek original at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Greek bronze & ivory Herm of Dionysos (100-50 BCE) from Asia Minor at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Roman marble Herm of Hermes at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek ivory Head of Pan at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman bronze busts of Mars & a woman at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.Portrait head of Aristotle at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.
Roman marble Herm of Hermes (50-100 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Greek ivory Head of Pan (c100 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman bronze busts of Mars (2nd-3rdC) & a woman at Beaux-Arts Museum. Lyon, France.Portrait head of Aristotle (Roman copy of Greek original) (c320 BCE) at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.
Roman-era portrait bust of Aristotle at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Greek dramatist Menander marble bust at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Portrait head of poet Homer Roman copy of Greek original at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Marble portrait head of Greek philosopher Plato at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Roman-era portrait bust of Aristotle (2nd C) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Greek dramatist Menander marble bust (Roman 1st C copy of 3rd C BCE Greek original) at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Portrait head of poet Homer (c460 BCE) Roman copy of Greek original at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Marble portrait head (2ndC CE) of Greek philosopher Plato (428-348 BCE) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.
Portrait head of philosopher Plato Roman copy of Greek original by Silanion of Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Portrait head of philosopher Socrates Roman copy of Greek original by Lysippus of Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Marble portrait head of Greek philosopher Socrates at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Portrait head of poet Sappho Roman copy of Greek original by Silanion of Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.
Portrait head of philosopher Plato (c340 BCE) Roman copy of Greek original by Silanion of Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Portrait head of philosopher Socrates (c330 BCE) Roman copy of Greek original by Lysippus of Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Marble portrait head (1st CE) of Greek philosopher Socrates (469-399 BCE) at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Portrait head of poet Sappho (c340 BCE) Roman copy of Greek original by Silanion of Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.
Portrait head of Epicurean philosopher Metrodor Roman copy of Greek original from Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Portrait head of orator Demosthenes Roman copy of Greek original from Athens Agora at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Roman politician portrait head at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Architect Apollodorus of Damascus portrait bust at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.
Portrait head of Epicurean philosopher Metrodor (c275 BCE) Roman copy of Greek original from Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Portrait head of orator Demosthenes (c280 BCE) Roman copy of Greek original from Athens Agora at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Roman politician (c50 BCE) portrait head at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Architect Apollodorus of Damascus (c130 CE) portrait bust at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.
Roman man portrait head at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Carved portrait heads of Thucydides, Demosthenes, Socrates & Menander at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Bust of Greek philosopher Zeno at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman-era portrait herm of man at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Roman man (c240 CE) portrait head at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Carved portrait heads of Thucydides, Demosthenes, Socrates & Menander (2nd half 4thC) at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Bust of Greek philosopher Zeno (1stC) at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman-era portrait herm of man (1st-2nd C) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Roman-era portrait herm of man inscribed Aristphanes, son of Philippedes the Athenian at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman-era portrait bust of athlete at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman-era portrait head of man at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman-era portrait herm of man at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Roman-era portrait herm of man inscribed Aristphanes, son of Philippedes the Athenian (1st C) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman-era portrait bust of athlete (1st C) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman-era portrait head of man (2nd C) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman-era portrait herm of man (1st C) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Roman-era portrait herm of Hippocrates at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman statesman Agrippa marble bust at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman statesman Agrippa marble bust at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman-era marble copy of bronze bust of Greek philosopher Seneca at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Roman-era portrait herm of Hippocrates (1st C) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman statesman Agrippa (63-12 BCE) marble bust (era of Augustus) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman statesman Agrippa (63-12 BCE) marble bust (12-16 BCE) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman-era marble copy of bronze bust of Greek philosopher Seneca at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.
Roman marble head of woman at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.Roman portrait head at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Collection of Roman statuary at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman carved marble portrait of a woman at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Roman marble head of woman (1st C BCE) at Museum of World Treasures. Wichita, KS.Roman portrait head at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Collection of Roman statuary at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman carved marble portrait of a woman (early 2nd C CE) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.
Roman marble head of Agrippina the Younger at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman marble bust of a woman at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Sculpted Trifrons with three faces of Celtic transition from Nimes at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Gallic god's head with hair & necklace of a typically pre-Roman Gallic found in Rouen at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.
Roman marble head of Agrippina the Younger (c50 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman marble bust of a woman (150-160 CE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Sculpted Trifrons with three faces of Celtic transition from Nimes at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Gallic god's head with hair & necklace of a typically pre-Roman Gallic found in Rouen at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.
Portrait head of man wearing lotus-bud diadem of granite from Dime? at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Mummy mask of young man at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian stucco mummy mask at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Bust of Cicero, Roman statesman & orator at Old Trinity Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Portrait head of man wearing lotus-bud diadem of granite (Ptolemaic-Roman Dynasty - 1st C BCE) from Dime? at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Mummy mask of young man (Roman - 150-200) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian stucco mummy mask (2nd-3rd C CE, Roman Period) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Bust of Cicero, Roman statesman & orator (106-43 BCE) at Old Trinity Library. Dublin, Ireland.
Bust of Plato, Athenian philosopher at Old Trinity Library. Dublin, Ireland.Bust of Socrates, Greek philosopher at Old Trinity Library. Dublin, Ireland.Bust of Homer, Greek author of Iliad & Odyssey at Old Trinity Library. Dublin, Ireland.Detail of Homer on Fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.
Bust of Plato, Athenian philosopher (c428-348 BCE) at Old Trinity Library. Dublin, Ireland.Bust of Socrates, Greek philosopher (470-399 BCE) at Old Trinity Library. Dublin, Ireland.Bust of Homer, Greek author of Iliad & Odyssey (c750 BCE) at Old Trinity Library. Dublin, Ireland.Detail of Homer on Fireplace by Thomas Carter the Younger of London in the saloon at Russborough House. Ireland.
Roman marble heads of satyr & Pan on later Italian mounts at Papal Palace. Avignon, France.Roman-style marble bust at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Roman-style bust on mantle of dining room fireplace at The Elms. Newport, RI.Roman marble bust of Agrippina the Younger at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Roman marble heads of satyr & Pan on later Italian mounts at Papal Palace. Avignon, France.Roman-style marble bust at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Roman-style bust on mantle of dining room fireplace at The Elms. Newport, RI.Roman marble bust of Agrippina the Younger (c40 CE) at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Bronze head of goddess at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.


Bronze head of goddess (2ndC) at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.



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