Antique cast bronze table statue of Cesar Augustus 16½"

SKU: 17846


An early nineteenth-century cast bronze table statue of Cesar Augustus, likely brought back as a souvenir from a Grand Tour in Italy. This is a copy of Augustus of Prima Porta, housed at the Vatican.

The Grand Tour, popular among young aristocratic men in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, was a journey across Europe aimed at cultural enrichment. Cesar Augustus, renowned as Rome's first emperor, holds immense significance for consolidating power, implementing reforms, and fostering the Pax Romana.

His rule marked a pivotal moment in Roman history, shaping its political landscape and influencing future imperial governance. As a symbol of authority and classical heritage, statues of Augustus became sought-after souvenirs on the Grand Tour, embodying prestige and cultural sophistication.

Light wear.
Approx. overall 16½" high x 9" wide x 6¾" deep
Approx. overall 42cm high x 23cm wide x 17cm deep

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