Finding Nero (and other Roman Emperors): Establishing Identity in Romano-British Sculpture - A talk by Dr Miles Russell

Finding Nero (and other Roman Emperors): Establishing Identity in Romano-British Sculpture - A talk by Dr Miles Russell Image courtesy of Bournemouth University

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

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Although Britain was part of the Roman Empire for nearly four centuries, the apparent absence of portrait sculpture here stands in marked contrast to other western Roman provinces. Recent work by Bournemouth University, examining and 3D laser scanning damaged Romano-British sculpture - much of it misidentified, misunderstood or simply buried deep in museum stores - has shown that there was in fact a large amount of marble and bronze statuary in Britannia, much of which appears to have depicted emperors or members of the imperial family. By re-evaluating this archive, it is possible to generate a whole new ‘portrait’ of Roman Britain.

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