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Title: A New Portrait Bust of Tiberius in the Collection of Michael Bianco
Author(s): POLLINI, John
Volume: 83 Date: 2008
In a private American collection is a magnificent, previously unpublished marble bust of Tiberius. This well preserved and slightly over life-size sculptural image belongs to the ‘Florence-Ephesos-Munich’ portrait type of Tiberius (Type IV), created about AD 10 to commemorate Tiberius’ military victories in Illyricum. It is likely that the Bianco bust was produced between that time and the early years of Tiberius’ Principate, when a new portrait type (Type V) was commissioned to represent him as Princeps following Augustus’ death in 14.