Preserved marble portrait of Emperor Caracalla | Photo: Pan Orama from Wykop
A preserved marble portrait of Emperor Caracalla, which dates back to the beginning of the 2nd century CE. The object was found in Gortyn, Crete; it is currently on display at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
Caracalla was a Roman emperor who reigned in the years 211-217 CE. Supported by the praetorians and part of the army, he was famous for his cruelty and bloody spectacles.