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by (Dr.) Heinrich J. von Loesch
published on 15 October 2013
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A marble portrait showing facial traits of two Roman emperors, Vitellius and Vespasian, seems to share a Greek origin with the Grimani "pseudo Vitellius" in Venice. Recently, however, another Vitellius-type marble head surfaced at an auction which could constitute the first credible lifetime portrait of the emperor.
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Loesch, (. H. J. v. (2013, October 15). A Vitellius / Vespasian Portrait.
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Loesch, (Dr.) Heinrich J. von. "A Vitellius / Vespasian Portrait."
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