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HELP! Who is this bust of?(Roman..Greek?!)

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    Posted: 22 Feb 2011 at 22:20
DOES ANYONE HAVE AN IDEA OF WHO THIS BUST MAY POSSIBLY BE?
My teacher told us it was dropped off at a New Orleans museum, but that it has been closed for some time.
Please! All answers will be considered! Thanks a ton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dropped off at a New Orleans Museum?  Well it is not at the Museum of Art (Delgado) hence the only other locale pertinent to the period would be the "Cabildo". As I said on the other thread that is definitely not an ancient bust nor is it Roman but instead is strictly 19th century. The face does give me a hint and I suspect that it could be some sort of "memorial" to William C. C. Clayborne.
 
Here is a print of his face:
 
 
 
Given that Claiborne dies in 1817--just at the height of the "Roman" fad in the Early Republic (ours not that of Rome)--this type of commemoration piece would not be strange for that time.
 
Did not those sideburns give you pause?  Anyway as I said earlier this item has no characteristic of Roman portraiture for the Republic or Early Empire. And it certainly can not be taken for a 3rd century piece.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pinguin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Feb 2011 at 23:18
Interesting Drgonzaga. Indeed, the face didn't look Roman at all.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Reginmund Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Feb 2011 at 09:03
I believe the bust shows the Roman senator Gluteus Maximus (120-69 BC), famous for his role as Princeps Rectum of the saturnalia.
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Naughty Regie is venting consequent to his less than sterling grade in the Classics!Wink But you forgot to mention the honored wife that goes along with the Senator...Domina Cloacca Maxima!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 09:47
Looks 18th century and Scottish.
"There was glory in pissing, Corabb decided as he watched the stream curve out and make that familiar but unique sound as it hit the ground." So true.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Seko- Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 15:23
You are all wrong! It's a bust of the legendary proto -Turk, Sultan Elvis Presley.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote drgonzaga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 15:26
Well Tupelo is closer to New Orleans than Chicago!
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Well, I bet these busts look closer to Elvis




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zagros Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 16:56
Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:

You are all wrong! It's a bust of the legendary proto -Turk, Sultan Elvis Presley.



"There was glory in pissing, Corabb decided as he watched the stream curve out and make that familiar but unique sound as it hit the ground." So true.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote es_bih Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 17:17
Originally posted by Seko Seko wrote:

You are all wrong! It's a bust of the legendary proto -Turk, Sultan Elvis Presley.

proto turk and proto uranian proto martian-iranic aryan
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote drgonzaga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 21:10
Well it is apparent that no one took romans1 inquiry seriously save good old me although I was a bit taken back by the notion of a "closed" museum in New Orleans [there are none]. But hey, if one knows their bust lines...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 21:22
Actually I would support Clayborne, but Drusus and Tiberius are possibilities!  Clayborne, it seems, fits the circumstances, NOLA and all!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Omar al Hashim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 05:01
Dr G I think answered it as best as anyone here could, hence the other replies.
 
I was going to say it doesn't look Roman. It looks much more recent, so I could believe early 19th century.
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Looks like the musical director of a musical comedy company here in Luxembourg. But it seems unlikely.Sleepy
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