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Caesar Augustus Collection

"Caesar Augustus: The Rise and Legacy of Rome's First Emperor" In the year 31 BC, a pivotal moment in history unfolded at the Battle of Actium

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Bronze head of Augustus, Roman, from Meroe, Sudan, c27-c25 BC

Bronze head of Augustus, Roman, from Meroe, Sudan, c27-c25 BC. This head once formed part of a statue of the emperor Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). From the British Museums collection

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Battle of Actium, 31 BC

Battle of Actium, 31 BC
Sea battle of Actium, in which Octavius defeated Antony and Cleopatra, 31 BC. Hand colored wodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Middle East, Israel, sunset over the ocean off the historic city of Caesarea

Middle East, Israel, sunset over the ocean off the historic city of Caesarea

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Interview Between Octavian and Cleopatra, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Interview Between Octavian and Cleopatra, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Interview Between Octavian and Cleopatra, 1890. From " Cassells Illustrated Universal History Vol. II - Rome", by Edmund Ollier

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Statue of Augustus as Jupiter, first half of 1st century BC

Statue of Augustus as Jupiter, first half of 1st century BC. Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (63 BC-14 AD) became one of a triumvirate of rulers after the death in 44 BC of Julius Caesar

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Death of Augustus, 1890. Creator: Unknown

Death of Augustus, 1890. Creator: Unknown
Death of Augustus, 1890. From " Cassells Illustrated Universal History Vol. II - Rome", by Edmund Ollier. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris and Melbourne, 1890]

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: The Apparition of the Sibyl to Caesar Augustus, 1535. Artist: Paris Bordone

The Apparition of the Sibyl to Caesar Augustus, 1535. Artist: Paris Bordone
The Apparition of the Sibyl to Caesar Augustus, 1535. Augustus askingthe Sibyl whether he is to be worshipped as a god. Found in the collection of the State A Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Egyptian relief of Emperor Augustus (Roman) as Pharaoh, offering to Isis, c1st century

Egyptian relief of Emperor Augustus (Roman) as Pharaoh, offering to Isis, c1st century. At Egyptian Museum, Berlin

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Emperor Augustus statue Augusta Porte, Nimes, Gard, France. Original Nimes gate 16 BC, 1863

Emperor Augustus statue Augusta Porte, Nimes, Gard, France. Original Nimes gate 16 BC, 1863. Replica Augustus statue located here

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: The Tiburtine Sibyl showing Emperor Augustus the Virgin and Christ Child, ca. 1530-40. ca

The Tiburtine Sibyl showing Emperor Augustus the Virgin and Christ Child, ca. 1530-40. ca. 1530-40. Creator: Anon
The Tiburtine Sibyl showing Emperor Augustus the Virgin and Christ Child, ca. 1530-40

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: The Tirburtine Sibyl telling the Emperor Augustus of the coming in Christ, after Parmig

The Tirburtine Sibyl telling the Emperor Augustus of the coming in Christ, after Parmig... 1530-40. Creator: Anon
The Tirburtine Sibyl telling the Emperor Augustus of the coming in Christ, after Parmigianino, 1530-40

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: As (Coin) Portraying Augustus and Agrippa, 20 BCE-14 CE. Creator: Unknown

As (Coin) Portraying Augustus and Agrippa, 20 BCE-14 CE. Creator: Unknown
As (Coin) Portraying Augustus and Agrippa, 20 BCE-14 CE. Reverse: crocodile chained to a palm tree with banners and a wreath above. Minted in Nimes, Gaul (modern France)

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Coin Depicting a Toga, Tunic and Wreath, about 18 BCE. Creator: Unknown

Coin Depicting a Toga, Tunic and Wreath, about 18 BCE. Creator: Unknown
Coin Depicting a Toga, Tunic and Wreath, about 18 BCE. Reverse: a quadriga (type of four-horse chariot) and the words CAESARI AVGVSTO. Minted in Spain

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, about 25 BCE

Cistophoric Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, about 25 BCE. Altar decorated with two deer and garlands on reverse. Minted at Ephesus (in modern Turkey)

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Tiberius, 14-37 CE. Creator: Unknown

Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Tiberius, 14-37 CE. Creator: Unknown
Tetradrachm (Coin) Portraying Emperor Tiberius, 14-37 CE. Reverse: head of Augustus, Tiberius adoptive father. Minted in Alexandria, (in modern Egypt)

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 28 BCE, issued by Octavian. Creator: Unknown

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 28 BCE, issued by Octavian. Creator: Unknown
Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 28 BCE, issued by Octavian. Reverse: an Egyptian Nile crocodile, a reference to Octavians triumph over the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BCE

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 21-20 BCE. Creator: Unknown

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 21-20 BCE. Creator: Unknown
Denarius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 21-20 BCE. A bull on the reverse. Minted in Samos (or possibly Pergamum)

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: As (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 22-30. Creator: Unknown

As (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 22-30. Creator: Unknown
As (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 22-30

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 34-35. Creator: Unknown

Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 34-35. Creator: Unknown
Sestertius (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 34-35

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: As (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 34-37. Creator: Unknown

As (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 34-37. Creator: Unknown
As (Coin) Portraying Emperor Augustus, 34-37

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 32-29 BCE. Creator: Unknown

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 32-29 BCE. Creator: Unknown
Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 32-29 BCE

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 36 BCE. Creator: Unknown

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 36 BCE. Creator: Unknown
Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 36 BCE

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 41 BCE. Creator: Unknown

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 41 BCE. Creator: Unknown
Denarius (Coin) Portraying Octavian, 41 BCE

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Coin Portraying Emperor Augustus, 27 BCE-14 CE. Creator: Unknown

Coin Portraying Emperor Augustus, 27 BCE-14 CE. Creator: Unknown
Coin Portraying Emperor Augustus, 27 BCE-14 CE

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Coin Depicting Emperor Augustus, 27 BCE-14 CE. Creator: Unknown

Coin Depicting Emperor Augustus, 27 BCE-14 CE. Creator: Unknown
Coin Depicting Emperor Augustus, 27 BCE-14 CE

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Virgil Reading the 'Aeneid'to Augustus, Octavia, and Livia, 1790 / 93

Virgil Reading the "Aeneid"to Augustus, Octavia, and Livia, 1790 / 93
Virgil Reading the " Aeneid" to Augustus, Octavia, and Livia, 1790/93

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Palace of the Caesars on the Palatine, 1860. Creator: Robert MacPherson

Palace of the Caesars on the Palatine, 1860. Creator: Robert MacPherson
Palace of the Caesars on the Palatine, 1860. A work made of albumen print

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Temple de Tafeh (Ancienne Taphis), Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852. Creator: Maxime du Camp

Temple de Tafeh (Ancienne Taphis), Nubie, 1849 / 51, printed 1852. Creator: Maxime du Camp
Temple de Tafeh (Ancienne Taphis), Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 88 from the album " egypte, nubie, palestine et syrie" (1852)

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Temple De Dandour (Ancienne Tantour), DedieaLa Triade Osiris-Isis-Horus

Temple De Dandour (Ancienne Tantour), DedieaLa Triade Osiris-Isis-Horus
Temple De Dandour (Ancienne Tantour), Dedie a La Triade Osiris-Isis-Horus; Nubie, 1849/51, printed 1852. A work made of salted paper print, plate 93 from the album " egypte, nubie

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Plate 2: Octavian in profile to the left, from The Twelve Caesars, 1610-40. 1610-40

Plate 2: Octavian in profile to the left, from The Twelve Caesars, 1610-40. 1610-40
Plate 2: Octavian in profile to the left, from The Twelve Caesars, 1610-40

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: An Italian sculpted statuary and breccia marble bust of Caesar Augustus

An Italian sculpted statuary and breccia marble bust of Caesar Augustus
1764805 An Italian sculpted statuary and breccia marble bust of Caesar Augustus, after the antique (marble) by Italian School

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: The Interview of Augustus and Cleopatra, engraved by Richard Earlom (1743-1822

The Interview of Augustus and Cleopatra, engraved by Richard Earlom (1743-1822
STC101896 The Interview of Augustus and Cleopatra, engraved by Richard Earlom (1743-1822) published 1784 (litho) by Mengs

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: After the Audience, 1879 (oil on panel)

After the Audience, 1879 (oil on panel)
PNH349148 After the Audience, 1879 (oil on panel) by Alma-Tadema, Lawrence (1836-1912); 91.5x66 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: see An Audience at Agrippa s, 1875 (10796); here, Agrippa

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Augustus and Livia (engraving)

Augustus and Livia (engraving)
654037 Augustus and Livia (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Augustus and Livia)

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Octavianus Caesar, illustration from Imperatorum romanorum omnium orientalium et

Octavianus Caesar, illustration from Imperatorum romanorum omnium orientalium et
955628 Octavianus Caesar, illustration from Imperatorum romanorum omnium orientalium et occidentalium verissimae imagines ex antiquis numismatis, woodcut by Rudolph Wyssenbach

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Death of Augustus (engraving)

Death of Augustus (engraving)
654038 Death of Augustus (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Death of Augustus)

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Bust of Caesar Augustus, c. 1800 (oil on canvas)

Bust of Caesar Augustus, c. 1800 (oil on canvas)
829405 Bust of Caesar Augustus, c.1800 (oil on canvas) by Italian School; 62.5x49.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Copy of the bust in the museum at Raxa Augustus (63 BC - 14 AD)

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: The Arrival in Bethlehem, c. 1540 (oil on wood)

The Arrival in Bethlehem, c. 1540 (oil on wood)
3614098 The Arrival in Bethlehem, c.1540 (oil on wood) by Netherlandish School (16th century); 67.3x93.7 cm; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Burrhus, Neros Tutor, Prostrating Himself before his Sovereign Lord

Burrhus, Neros Tutor, Prostrating Himself before his Sovereign Lord
3930902 Burrhus, Neros Tutor, Prostrating Himself before his Sovereign Lord, 1816 (oil on canvas) by Wallgren, Otto (1795-1857); 45x37 cm; National Museum, Stockholm

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl, ca 1547. Creator: Lombard, Lambert (1505-1566)

Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl, ca 1547. Creator: Lombard, Lambert (1505-1566)
Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl, ca 1547. Found in the collection of Szepmuveszeti Muzeum, Budapest

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Plate 21: Temple of Pola in Istria (Tempio di Pola in Istria), ca. 1748

Plate 21: Temple of Pola in Istria (Tempio di Pola in Istria), ca. 1748. Temple of Augustus in Pula, Croatia. Dedicated to the first Roman emperor, Augustus

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Plate 15: Forum of Augustus (Foro di Augusto), ca. 1748

Plate 15: Forum of Augustus (Foro di Augusto), ca. 1748

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Parti in grande restaurati de Trofei de Ottaviano Augusto (Restored detail of the Tro

Parti in grande restaurati de Trofei de Ottaviano Augusto (Restored detail of the Trophy of Octavian Augusto), ca. 1753

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Plate 2: Emperor Augustus on Horseback, from The First Twelve Roman Caesars, after Te

Plate 2: Emperor Augustus on Horseback, from The First Twelve Roman Caesars, after Tempesta, 1610-50

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Design for a Dish with Portraits of the Roman Emperors Vitellius, Domitian, and August

Design for a Dish with Portraits of the Roman Emperors Vitellius, Domitian, and Augustus, ca. 1588

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Plate 2: equestrian statue of Augustus, holding a globe and seen from behind, with

Plate 2: equestrian statue of Augustus, holding a globe and seen from behind, with a feast occurring at left in the background, from Roman Emperors on Horseback, ca. 1587-89

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Octavius Caesar Augustus from Twelve Caesars on Horseback, ca. 1565-1587. ca. 1565-1587

Octavius Caesar Augustus from Twelve Caesars on Horseback, ca. 1565-1587. ca. 1565-1587
Octavius Caesar Augustus from Twelve Caesars on Horseback, ca. 1565-1587

Background imageCaesar Augustus Collection: Temple of Mars Ultor, Rome, 1840-45. Creator: James Holland

Temple of Mars Ultor, Rome, 1840-45. Creator: James Holland
Temple of Mars Ultor, Rome, 1840-45



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"Caesar Augustus: The Rise and Legacy of Rome's First Emperor" In the year 31 BC, a pivotal moment in history unfolded at the Battle of Actium. It was here that Octavian, later known as Caesar Augustus, emerged victorious, solidifying his power and marking the beginning of a new era for Rome. A remarkable artifact from this time is the Bronze head of Augustus, discovered in Meroe, Sudan. Crafted between 27-25 BC, it showcases the regal features that would come to define this influential leader. Augustus' influence extended far beyond Rome itself. In Israel, one can witness breathtaking sunsets over Caesarea – a city founded by Herod the Great under Roman rule during Augustus' reign. This picturesque setting serves as a reminder of his impact on distant lands. The enigmatic meeting between Octavian and Cleopatra has captivated historians for centuries. Although an interview from 1890 sheds little light on their conversation's details or outcome, it highlights their significance within ancient history. Depictions of Augustus often portray him as Jupiter – embodying both political and divine authority. A statue from the first half of the 1st century BC exemplifies how he sought to consolidate power through religious symbolism. Even after his death in 14 AD, Caesar Augustus continued to inspire artistic creations like "The Apparition of the Sibyl. " Painted by Paris Bordone in 1535, it captures an imagined encounter between Augustus and a prophetic figure – showcasing his enduring legacy. Egyptian relief art further illustrates how far-reaching his influence was. An offering to Isis depicted on an Egyptian relief shows Emperor Augustus embracing aspects of local culture while asserting Roman dominance during Egypt's incorporation into its empire. The Tiburtine Sibyl played a significant role in shaping perceptions about Caesar Augustus' connection with divinity.