Catalogue Entry: Caligula
Collection: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, Virginia, USA)
Inventory Number: The Arthur D. and Margaret Glasgow Fund, 71-20
Date Created: 30-41 CE
Date Acquired: 1971 CE
Material: The head and torso are of the same, unidentified, white marble
Dimensions: Height: 203.2 cm Width: 67.3 cm Depth: 49.5 cm
Description: Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus, born in A.D. 12, reigned as emperor from A.D. 37 until his murder in A.D. 41. He received the nickname Caligula ("little boots") because of the small soldier's boots he wore as a child when visiting Roman military camps. This is the better of two surviving full-length togatus figures of Caligula. The other is now in Gortyn, Crete.
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