Commodus (Facial Reconstruction)

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Arienne King
by Daniel Voshart
published on 23 October 2020

A photorealistic reconstruction of what the Roman emperor Commodus (r. 180-192 CE) may have looked like. Based on contemporary and near contemporary descriptions, as well as archaeological evidence.

Pictured alongside the reconstruction is the bust of Commodus from the J. Paul Getty Museum.

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Voshart, D. (2020, October 23). Commodus (Facial Reconstruction). World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Voshart, Daniel. "Commodus (Facial Reconstruction)." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 23, 2020.

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Voshart, Daniel. "Commodus (Facial Reconstruction)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Oct 2020. Web. 05 Feb 2023.