Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus is a Roman general of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, he is one of the adopted sons of Augustus and the brother of the second Roman emperor, Tiberius. One of his sons is particularly well known nowadays thanks to a magnificent British television series and a film that is just as magnificent, but rather disturbing, it is Claude, the stuttering emperor who tells his story and that of his charming family. in Moi Claude Empereur, we can also see the character in the film Caligula, despot emperor who preceded him.
It is said that this bronze represents Drusus wearing the style of Augustus to reinforce his belonging to the lineage of the emperor. The beautiful pearly eyes (probably ivory) with their copper irises are intact and give an unreal air to this bust.
This sculpture is at Mann in Naple and exhibited in Montreal in the beautiful Pompeii exhibition until September 2016 at the MMFA.