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The Appearance of Roman Emperors Rendered by a Face Detection Software

6 Pages Posted: 2 May 2016  

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna

Polytechnic University of Turin

Date Written: April 30, 2016

Abstract

In this paper we show how a face detection software can be used to render the appearance of a person portrayed in an ancient marble bust as an individual portrayed in a photo. Here we consider some busts of Roman emperors using a freely available software, the In20years. The results we obtain are so effective that we can conclude, besides the versatility of the used software, that the artists of the Roman Empire gave to their busts those traits that today are considered by the biometric methods.

Keywords: Image processing, Facial transformation, Morphing, Portraits, Archeology, Roman Empire

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina, The Appearance of Roman Emperors Rendered by a Face Detection Software (April 30, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2773502 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2773502

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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