Holkham Classic Sculptures
Holkham Classic Sculptures
Copy of Empress Faustina the Younger

Copy of The Empress Faustina The Younger

Provenance: Faustina and the Vestal virgin were bought as a pair by Matthew Brettingham for Thomas Coke and were sent to Holkham in the early summer of 1754.

From the Holkham copy of the 18th Century replica of the bust in the Villa Adriana held in the Museo Capitolino. Faustina was also a beauty but her profligacy was blatant and infamous. She had many affairs and ancient literature records her numerous offspring.

Price: £1,200