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This famous statue, discovered in the 16th century and widely known as the Capitoline Brutus, is housed in the Capitoline museum in Rome. We don't really know if it's accurate, but some assert that the portrait is actually that of Lucius Junius Brutus, the founder of the Roman Republic, ancestor to the Brutus who was chief conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar. It dates to around 300 BC, so it's quite early. It's made of bronze, embellished with inlaid ivory and glass eyes, which is somewhat unique. The statue was probably either a full-standing or possibly an equestrian one originally, but only the head survives, as bronze sculptures were often recycled upon discovery.

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