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Bust of Faustina the Younger

Bartolomeo Cavaceppi, Italian (Rome), 1716 - 1799

Made in Italy, Europe



24 3/16 x 14 3/4 x 10 5/16 inches (61.4 x 37.5 x 26.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 384, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

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Credit Line:
Bequest of Anthony Morris Clark, 1978

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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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