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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Marble portrait statue of the emperor Septimius Severus in military dress. He is shown with his characteristic forked beard and tight curled hair, and is wearing military dress. The statue is not carved fully in the round, but is flat and unfinished at the back, suggesting that it was part of an architectural design.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 193-200 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 1.92 metres
  • Curator's comments

    Ein Gott 215, no. 43, p. 52.

  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 1944 bibliographic details
    • Fluck et al. 2015 p.50 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G70

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Taken from the French at the Capitulation of Alexandria, 1801, and sent to the Museum by order of His Majesty.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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