A Portrait of Claudius

  title={A Portrait of Claudius},
  author={Elmer G. Suhr},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={319 - 322}
  • E. G. Suhr
  • Published 1 October 1955
  • Art
  • American Journal of Archaeology
Similar undulations, though not in the same regular, geometric sequence can be seen on the so-called Caligula in the Louvre' and on the Nero in Rome.2 On the back of the head the concentric rings are as prominent as on the crown and continue to keep the hair tight to the skin. The forehead is indented by two horizontal lines much more emphatic and extended on the right than on the left side, in fact the whole forehead shows a fuller development on the right side and thus brings the temple to a… 
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A case of mistaken identity? Laser-scanning the bronze “Claudius” from near Saxmundham
The lifesize bronze head of a male (fig. 1) in the Weston Gallery of the British Museum is one of the most iconic artefacts of Roman Britain. Widely interpreted as a portrait of the emperor Claudius