A Marble Relief with the Princeps Tiberius- Julio Claudian Dynasty- Joe Geranio

Tiberian Relief

Tiberian Relief

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced the sale of Antiquities on June 10, which will offer over 150 lots with a stunning selection of Roman marbles, Greek helmets and vases, and Egyptian art. The highlight of the sale is a rare Roman marble relief from the Julio-Claudian period, circa early 1st century A.D., that depicts the Emperor Tiberius standing before a seated Genius with the goddess Concordia between them as intermediary. This outstanding Imperial commission, perhaps from an altar or other civic monument, is superbly sculpted in high relief. Carved with great technical precision the relief combines depth and perspective within the limited thickness of the marble slab. The sculptor of the relief was an artist of importance and considerable skill, one well acquainted with Classical and Hellenistic styles of drapery.

Billed as the biggest highlight of the sale is a rare Roman marble relief from the Julio-Claudian period, circa early 1st century A.D. It depicts the Emperor Tiberius standing before a seated Genius (a manifestation of his divine side) with the goddess Concordia between them as intermediary.   From news.  Private sale.

I hate to see such a rare piece from the Julio Claudian dynasty go to private hands, but I guess I wish I could put it in my front room also.  The only hope is it will be studied and we can see the art historian(s) comments.  It may also be put on display for temporary display.  Anyway, what a wonderful example of Julio Claudian expertise in art!

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About joegeranio1

Our group studies all aspects of Julio Claudian iconography in coinage and portraits in the round. All for non-profit and educational use only. Joe Geranio Julio Claudian Iconographic Association
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