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Bust of Junius Brutus

circa 1775-1780

Wedgwood (English, 1759 - present)

Lucius Junius Brutus is traditionally credited with helping to found the Roman Republic in 509 B.C.; he served as one of its first two Consuls. He was the ancestor of Marcus Junius Brutus, one of the assassins of Julius Caesar.

Place object was created: Etruria, Staffordshire, England

black basalt, stoneware

Measurements:    height: 21.5 inches

Museum Purchase: Delhom Collection 1965.48.106

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH