Emperor in the arena: experts have for many years battled over the date of a bust of the Emperor Commodus in the J. Paul Getty Museum. Is it Roman, renaissance or neoclassical? And why is it so hard to tell? Carolyn Miner and Jens Daehner discuss the lessons of a remarkable portrait.
Feb 01, 2010; [FIGURE 1 OMITTED] [FIGURE 2 OMITTED] Among the masterpieces of portraiture in the European sculpture department of the J. Paul...