Analysis Augustus of Prima Porta

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Since its discovery on 20 April 1963, the sculpture Augustus of Prima Porta (fig. 1) has been the subject of much scholarly discussion. Found in a rural villa near Prima Porta (fig. 2), the statue has resulted in an almost unparalleled generation of literature.1 The marble sculpture is probably a copy of a now-lost bronze statue which was made shortly after 22 BC—the exact location for this original has been a question of speculation; the sanctuary of Athena at …

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…Marilyn Stokstad, Art History, Rev. ed. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999), 1:248. 10. "Augustus of Prima Porta" [online notes], Uppsala University Archive, Accessed 2 December 1999; available from http://www.arkeologi.uu.se/primaporta/Augustus.htm. 11. Marilyn Stokstad, Art History, Rev. ed. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999), 1:248. 12. "Augustus of Prima Porta" [online notes], Uppsala University Archive, Accessed 2 December 1999; available from http://www.arkeologi.uu.se/primaporta/Augustus.htm. 13. William Fleming, Art, Music, & Ideas (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1970), 66.