The Chiaramonti Caesar
The Chiaramonti Caesar

The Chiaramonti Caesar is one of the two accepted portraits of Julius Caesar from before the age of the Roman Empire, alongside the Tusculum portrait.[1][2] The bust has influenced the iconography of Caesar and given the name to the Chiaramonti-Pisa type, one of the two main types of facial portraits that can be seen of Caesar in modern days.[3]

The bust is part of the collection of the Vatican Museums.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Conway Morris, Roderick (April 6, 2009). "Tracing a Roman Ruler's Life and Legacy". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Art".
  3. ^ Acta Ad Archaeologiam Et Artium Historiam Pertinentia. "L'Erma" di Bretschneider, 1978
  4. ^ "Julius Caesar". Retrieved 2021-04-28.