Item PC/003 - Plaster cast of Augustus of Primaporta

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Plaster cast of Augustus of Primaporta


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This item was lost in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 15th June 2018.

Original: Statue of Augustus Caesar which was discovered on April 20, 1863, in the Villa of Livia at Prima Porta, near Rome. Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus (23 Sep 63BC-19 Aug AD14) was the first ruler of the Roman Empire, which he ruled alone from January 27BC until his death in AD14. Original currently in the collection of the Braccio Nuovo of the Vatican, Rome, Italy.

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Listed in 1964/5 inventory as located in the museum and passage ways of the Mackintosh Building (GSAA/GOV/7/5). Cast is listed for sale in 'Catalogue Casts for Schools' (GSAA/ISE/5/8), however no evidence this was the distributor (D. Brucciani & Co.) or issue it was bought from.

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Dimensions: 2203 x 810 x 660 mm (Plinth: 810 x 690 x 656 mm)

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  • See a short video about this cast on Instagram here

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