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Part of Greek and Roman Art
Date: late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.Accession Number: 17.194.170
Date: late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.Accession Number: 1994.43.1, .2
Date: 1st half of 1st century A.D.Accession Number: 81.10.224
Date: ca. A.D. 14–37Accession Number: 07.286.115
Date: last decade of the 1st century B.C.Accession Number: 20.192.16
Date: early 1st century A.D.Accession Number: 14.130.2
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The Sylvia Josephs Berger and Joyce Berger Cowin Gallery contains many exquisite examples of Roman imperial art. The reign of the first emperor Augustus (r. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14) saw the development of a new form of state art, the imperial portrait, created in both lifesize statuary and small-scale works such as gems and coins. Imperial patronage of the arts is evident in monumental architecture and sculpture as well as in other media such as wall paintings, silverware, and glass.
Much of the inspiration for the Augustan style came from the Greek East, as did many of the architects, sculptors, and artists themselves.
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