Origin: Thuburbo Majus
Dating: 211-217 A.D.
Materials: Marble

A portrait of Caracalla, son and successor of Septimus Severus (211-217 A.D.). This Emperor, who is famous for granting the right of citizenship to all free inhabitants of the Empire (Edict of 212 also known as Caracalla’s Edict), is represented as a young man here. In fact his face looks still juvenile in spite of the sideburns.