Statue of Togate Man card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Statue of Togate Man


Currently not on display


Over lifesize statue of a male, Late Augustan, wearing a full-length toga, with a book scroll in his extended left hand. He wears simple shoes, and there is a capsa ( box for holding clothing ) supporting his left leg. He wears a long tunic and a full length toga draped around the body and the over the left shoulder. He holds the umbo of the toga. The statue was not intended to be viewed in the round but rather from the front, hence the neck support and lack of detail in the toga at the back. His gaunt and furrowed face identifies him as an elderly orator. The statue has undergone surprisingly little restoration, considering its size, most notably to its nose and the scroll.