Portrait of a Roman, marble, lifesize, c. (Palazzo Torlonia, Rome): the Romans produced the best portrait sculpture that the world has ever seen. Look at this face and you feel like you know this man in all his broken humanity.
Augustus Caesar (born Gaius Octavius) was the first Emperor of Rome, who assumed rule 17 years after Julius Caesar assassination. Along with Mark Antony, he conquered the senatorial armies and ruled the West portion of the then-growing Roman Empire.
This is a bust known as the "Antinous Mondragone" made in 130 AD of a Greek boy named Antinous who was a favorite subject of the Roman Emperor, Hadrian. It was made for worshipping Antinous, as he had been deified by Hadrian after his death.