MAILLET, Jacques-Léonard
(b. 1823, Paris, d. 1895, Paris)

Agrippina Carrying the Ashes of Germanicus

c. 1861
Bronze, height 41 cm
Private collection

Germanicus, the adopted son of the Roman Emperor, Tiberius, was the father of Caligula, and the grandfather of Nero. He died at Antioch, victim of either poison or magic. His devoted widow, Agrippina, brought his ashes back to Rome in an urn.

This composition was exhibited at the Salon of 1861 in Paris.

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