Family of Septimius Severus

Reconstruction of Septimius Severus's family illustration

Family of Septimius Severus

Illustration + reconstruction

Family of Septimius Severus

  This is the only preserved ancient painting of the imperial family of the Roman augustus Septimius Severus. Here, we can see his wife Julia Domna and his sons, Caracalla and Geta, in full regalia. After the murder of Geta on the behalf of Caracalla, his memory was expunged and the face of the caesar was scratched out (damnatio memoriae). Tempera on wood. Acquired from Egypt in 1932 CE. Roman Egypt, c. 200 CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

The restored Imperial portrait of the Emperor Severus with his son's Geta face reimaged.

Family of Septimius Severus

Source: History Leak
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