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bust of Emperor Nero (37-68 CE)
  • Pietro Tacca
    born: Carrara, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy) ; died: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy)
  • bust of Emperor Nero (37-68 CE), late 1500s
  • Where object was made: Florence, Italy
  • bronze, patina
  • Object Height/Width: 31.1 x 21.3 cm
    Object Height/Width: 12 1/4 x 8 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase through The Kansas University Endowment Association
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, Cabinet G4
  • 1962.0007
Label Text

Bronze bust of a male figure (identified as Emperor Neron)wearing a laurel wreath on his head. Light brown patination. Great finesse in the seperate execution of the laurel wreaths. Original base.