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017990

Marble head of the emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) Roman. Augustus was the first emperor and was very much the hub of the new political order. People needed to see his image and in a society without mass media, the use of sculpture as propaganda was very important.

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Marble head of the emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) Roman.  Augustus was the first emperor and was very much the hub of the new political order.  People needed to see his image and in a society without mass media, the use of sculpture as propaganda was very important.