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bust of Emperor Vitelius
  • Pietro Tacca
    born: Carrara, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy) ; died: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy)
    born: Douai, France ; died: Florence, Republic of Florence (present-day Italy) ; active: Republic of Florence (present-day Italy)
  • bust of Emperor Vitelius, late 1500s
  • Where object was made: Florence, Italy
  • bronze, patina
  • Object Height/Width: 30.5 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 12 x 7 5/8 in
  • Museum purchase through The Kansas University Endowment Association
  • Not on display
  • 1962.0008

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