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Sculptural Portraits of Pompey

and Sculpture Associated with his Theater-Complex


Various images of the three most famous marble portraits of Pompeius are found below.

Other known portraits of Pompey, which are not shown here, include (1) a marble bust in the Louvre, Paris and (2) a marble bust in the Uffizi, Florence.  The identification of these two aforementioned portraits is by no means universally accepted.

Additional hi-res images of Pompey, especially the Copenhagen portrait, are available at the following sites.  

Ancient Roman art in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


Hi Res Pompey

Cn. Pompeius Magnus.



Marble bust of Pompeius, ca. 50 B.C., Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

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Pompey

Front and Side Views of Cn. Pompeius Magnus.



Marble bust of Pompeius, ca. 50 B.C., Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

Credit:  Trunk, M., “Pompeius Magnus: Zur Uberlieferung under Zweispaltigkeit Seines Portrats,” AA 33 (1994).
Venice Pompey

Cn. Pompeius Magnus.



The so-called Venice Pompeius, ca. 70-62 B.C., Venice, Museo Archeologico.

The body attached to the head in this photo is not the original.

Venice Pompey

Cn. Pompeius Magnus.



The so-called Venice Pompeius, ca. 70-62 B.C., Venice, Museo Archeologico.

Palazzo Spada Pompey

Cn Pompeius Magnus
(Palazzo Spada Pompey).



Statue of Pompeius with restored head,
ca. 55 BC., Rome.

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Muse

Seated Muse.






A seated Muse believed to have been part of the sculptural program of Pompeius' theater complex, ca. 55 B.C., Rome.


Image Credits: VRoma Project.
Ceres

Ceres.



A statue of Ceres believed to have been part of the sculptural program of Pompeius' theater complex,
ca. 55 B.C., Rome.

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Minerva

Minerva.



A statue of Minerva believed to have been part of the sculptural program of Pompeius' theater complex,
ca. 55 B.C., Rome.

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Muse

Muse.



A statue of a Muse believed to have been part of the sculptural program of Pompeius' theater complex,
ca. 55 B.C., Rome.

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Herakles

Herakles.


 

A statue of Herakles believed to have been part of the sculptural program of Pompeius' theater complex, ca. 55 B.C., Rome.


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Unearthing Herakles

Herakles Unearthed 01.



The statue of Herakles unearthed in the foundation of the Pio-Righetti, photo, 1864.


Image Credits: Humanities July 2004.
Unearthing Herakles

Herakles Unearthed 02.



The statue of Hercules unearthed in the foundation of the Pio-Righetti, sketch, 1864.


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