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Trajan (?) in military costume
Taller romano
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Taller romano

Trajan (?) in military costume

Ca. 100. White marble, 203 x 97 cm.

Originally, the statue was probably the effigy of the emperor Trajan (98-117 A. D.) as a general. The only ancient part of the sculpture is the torso covered with anatomical armour (thorax in Latin), adorned with the head of the Medusa and a trophy with two victories. The head, which copies a portrait of the era of Trajan, and the bottom part with the footwear, date from the seventeenth century and are faithful reproductions of examples of the same era. Procede de


Technical data

Inventory number
Taller romano
Trajan (?) in military costume
Ca. 100
White marble
High/Height: 203 cm.; Width: 97 cm.; Base/bottom: 59 cm.
Collection of Queen Christina of Sweden; Collection of Livio Odescalchi; Royal Collection (Felipe V's collection, Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia)

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 84.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, [s.n.], Madrid, 1908, pp. 130.

Barrón. Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura, Imprenta y fototipia de J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 130-131, n.168.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 69.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la Escultura, [s.n], Madrid, 1957, pp. 98.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. nº168.

Gergel A., Richard, A Julio-Claudian Torso in the Walters Art Gallery, The Journal of The Journal of The Journal of The Walters Art Gallery, 45, 1987, pp. 19-31.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, I, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1993, pp. 158-163.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, Cristina de Suecia en el Museo del Prado, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1997.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Velázquez, Rubens, Lorrain: Malerei am Hof Philipps IV, Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deu, Bonn, 1999, pp. 278.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Escultura clásica : guía, Fundación Marcelino Botín; Museo del Prado, Santander, 1999, pp. 150.

Corona y arqueología en el Siglo de las Luces, Patrimonio Nacional, 2010, pp. 85-93.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, Las esculturas de Cristina de Suecia: un tesoro de la Corona de España, Real Academia de Historia, Madrid, 2011, pp. 45,76 / 137.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 450.

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Location +

Room 071 (On Display)

Update date: 18-05-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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