Caracalla (Facial Reconstruction)

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Arienne King
by Daniel Voshart
published on 23 October 2020
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A photorealistic reconstruction of what the Roman emperor Caracalla (r. 211-217 CE) may have looked like. Based on contemporary and near contemporary descriptions, as well as archaeological evidence.

Pictured alongside the reconstruction are the busts and statuary used as references. These include busts from the Vatican Museum (top left) and Metropolitan Museum of Art (top right); the Severan Tondo; and the bust from the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. Made using Photoshop and Artbreeder, a neural net tool.

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

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

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Voshart, Daniel. "Caracalla (Facial Reconstruction)." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Oct 2020. Web. 17 Jul 2024.