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Frontiers in Art Research, 2021, 3(8); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2021.030807.

Analysis of Augustus Head


Qian Beibei, Yang Dezhong

Corresponding Author:
Qian Beibei

Art College, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Bengbu, Anhui 233000, China


Augustus was a famous emperor in ancient Rome. As there are too many souvenirs for him, some people question whether Augustus was deified. In fact, in Rome and other places, Augustus was neither simply remembered as the first emperor nor worshipped as a deified figure. The head portrait created by ancient Romans for him is exquisite in workmanship, full of characteristics and of great research value.


Greece, Augustus, Ancient Rome, Sculpture

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Qian Beibei, Yang Dezhong. Analysis of Augustus Head. Frontiers in Art Research (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 8: 32-35. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2021.030807.


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