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Bust of Antoninus Pius
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Bust of Antoninus Pius

140 - 150. White marble, 108 x 75 cm.

A bust of the Roman emperor, Antoninus Pius (86-161 A.D.), of a type set by the government itself from the moment he took power. This type of portrait went essentially unchanged during his entire reign. This sculpture consists of a seventeenth-century bust and a head dating from the middle of the first century A.D.

Technical data

Inventory number
Bust of Antoninus Pius
140 - 150
White marble
High/Height: 108 cm.; Width: 75 cm.; Base/bottom: 35 cm.; Weight: 134.4 Kg.
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Hubner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Berlín : Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, 1862, pp. 122.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid : [s.n.], 1908, pp. 125.

Barrón. Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid Imprenta y fototipia de J. Lacoste, 1908, pp. 125, n.161.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Burdeos : Feret & Fils, 1923, pp. 89.

Wegner, M., Die Herrscherbildnisse in antoninischer Zeit. Das römische Herrscherbild II, Berlin, 1939, pp. 133.

Blanco Freijeiro, A., Catálogo de la Escultura, Madrid : Blass, 1957, pp. 83 / lám. 57.

Bernoulli, Johann Jacob, Römische Ikonographie. II, 2. Von Galba bis Commodus., Hildesheim Olms, 1969, pp. 144.

Blanco, Antonio, Museo del Prado : catálogo de la escultura, Madrid : Patronato Nacional de Museos, 1981, pp. 90.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica., Madrid : Museo del Prado, 1993, pp. 209-213.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, Bajo el Signo de Fortuna. Esculturas Clasicas del Museo del Prado., Salamanca : [s.n], 1999, pp. 35.

Museo Nacional del Prado, La púrpura del Imperio, Madrid : Museo del Prado, 1999, pp. 90.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 340.
340. Un busto semicolosal con la cabeza y base de marmol de Carrara, y el manto empelechado de jaspe de Italia, sobre un pedestal de marmol de Carrara que tiene en el neto un relieve del busto de asia. / alto del busto 2 pies, 11 pulg. / id. la base 10 pulgadas. / id. del pedestal 3 pies, 6 pulg, 6 lin.

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Location +

Room 027 (On Display)

Update date: 04-12-2015 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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