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LIVIA THE SPOUSE OF EMPEROR OCTAVIUS - AUGUSTUS (He "stole" her - she was married and pregnant at the time)

"Emperess Livia (38 BC - 29 AC)" (see related A) Louvre Museum, Paris, France

A "cold" realistic style portrait of Livia in dark basalt, which represents 90% of rocks on Earth. The color of basalt is from grey to black and when exposed to air it becomes rust-red due to the oxidation of the iron it contains. The name derives from Latin basanites which implies "hard".
See companion image and note
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