Portait head of a young Caracalla, son of Septimius Severus

Marble Height "?? cm (13-1/2 in.) Roman, 205-209 AD

This is one o sixteen known portraits of Caracalla of "Successor Type II" .

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Provenance
Found in Tunisia, early 20th century, on the grounds of the monastery of the Pères Blancs; Mellerio Collection, early 20th century; JL Chalmin, 2001
Literature
Gazette Hotel Drouot, # 39, November 2001 p.112; Revue Archéologique I/2005 , J Pollini, ´A Portrait of Caracalla From the Mellerio Collection´
Exhibited
Tajan Auction, Paris: 13 November 2001

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Merrin Gallery

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