Bust of Faustina the Younger
Bartolomeo Cavaceppi, Italian (Rome), 1716 - 1799
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Faustina the Younger (born c. 125-130 CE) was the wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius. This bust is a copy of an ancient Roman version, restored by Cavaceppi and in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. The sculptor Cavaceppi directed a large workshop specializing in the copying and restoration of antiquities. This rare signed example was purchased to decorate Robert Adam's great neoclassical interior at Syon House outside London.
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