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Porträtkopf: Kaiser Hadrian

Römisch, Mittlere Kaiserzeit, um 120 n. Chr.

 

 

Kaiser Hadrian

This exceptional portrait of Emperor Hadrian (ruled A.D. 117–138) was probably commissioned in connection with the statue erected to commemorate the ruler’s visit to the city in A.D. 123. Hadrian’s characteristic hairstyle and beard follow a type named after a head now in the Museo Chiaramonti in the Vatican. Note also the excellent condition of the surface that has retained traces of the original polishing.

Location: Neue Burg, Ephesos Museum Plateau Athlet

Object data

Object Name

Porträtkopf

Culture

Römisch

Period

Mittlere Kaiserzeit

Dated

um 120 n. Chr.

Site

Material

Marmor

Dimensions

H. 28,5 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Antikensammlung

Inv. No.

Antikensammlung, I 857

Provenance

Sultan, Abdul, Hamid, II.; Österreichische Ausgrabungen in Ephesos; Geschenk an Kaiser Franz Joseph; 1911 nachträglich inventarisiert

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