Veni, Vidi, Vici – “I came, I saw, I conquered,” are the words attributed to Julius Caesar, the man who changed the course of Greco-Roman history. This finely carved white marble reproduction bust showcases Gaius Julius Caesar. Born in 100 B.C Julius Caesar grew to become one of ancient Rome’s greatest Roman military and political leaders and one of the most influential men in world history. He played a critical role in the gradual transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. He carefully built his power as he worked his way up the political ladder. A talented writer and speaker, Caesar gained support among the common people. They helped keep him in public office. Caesar also served as general to a following of soldiers who were inspired by his boldness. Caesar’s life, along with its tragic end, has long interested historians and even inspired one of the world’s best-known plays by William Shakespeare.
This beautiful marble bust was meticulously carved with attention to detail throughout. The sculpturer showed exquisite detailing and highlighted their exceptional artisanal expertise by showing Julius Caesar’s wrinkles on his forehead and around his eyes to the way his hair flows. What makes this bust noteworthy is that it cannot be overlooked due to being life-size. It is a lovely sculpture that portrays excellent craftsmanship and would add a touch of classic Ancient Rome to any study, library, or office space.