BUST OF PHILIP THE ARAB. PHILIP – HIS LIFE . Philip rose to power as the praetorian prefect in Gordian III’s army and fought against the Persians in Mesopotamia. Philip became emperor after Gordian’s death in 244 AD:
- assassinated the previous emperor, ruled for 5 years, only to be assassinated himself.
- his anxious expression reveals his care of the empire in a disturbed time.
EYES - pupil of the eye is hollowed out.- iris is incised.
LIPS- pressed shut…in disapproval? - full mouth.
- like a raised cap.
- beard and moustache is created by short sharp incisions.
What is veristic again…?
“warts and all”