Caligula – as the statue looked in Roman times

Caligola, AD 037-041
Copyright Egisto Sani

Roman statues were not the white we see today but were painted. This recreated bust of Caligula uses the pigments found by scientific analysis.

Gaius Iulius Caesar Germanicus;

Antium (Anzio), 31 VIII 12 – Roma, 24 I 41 AD

The original portrait from the Copenhagen Carlsberg Glyptotek and the proposed coloured recostruction

Vatican Museums 2004/2005

2004/2005 Exhibition “The Colours of White”

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