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Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Left Side

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Roman - Genius Wearing a Toga - Walters 542329 - Left Side

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The statuette represents the "genius," or spirit, of an important official. Such deities were honored in household cults during this period. The figure wears a toga that has been pulled up to cover his head, as worn by priests when taking part in religious sacrifices. The stripe (once inlaid) along the edge of the tunic and the type of shoes indicate that the figure a member of the senatorial class. The facial characteristics resemble the portraits of Emperor Nero (reigned AD 54-68). Traces of silver inlay remain in the eyes.

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0000 - 0400
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Walters Art Museum
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