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This is a bust that could have been made any time in the last hundred years or so. But it wasn't. It's of Vespasian, who died in 79 A.D. I found this bust quite compelling: he looks like someone familiar with and very comfortable with power. This is on display at the Colosseum in Rome.

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Last modified: 2009-05-29 by giles