The itinerary <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> has been successfully created. Now you can add in works from the Collection browser
<em>TITULOOBRA</em> added to <em>TITULORECORRIDO</em> itinerary

Collection <Back
Hadrian as a hero
Roman Sculptor
Close Continuar a ficha de la obra

Roman Sculptor

See author's file

Hadrian as a hero

Ca. 136. White marble. Room 071

In 136 A.D., two years before his death, Emperor Hadrian had the previous realism of his portraits replaced with an idealized image of him as a young hero. Gold coins with this portrait, minted during his last years as emperor, indicate that he was probably represented as New Romulus. The bust was added in the sixteenth-century.

Multimedia

Technical data

Inventory number
E000176
Author
Roman Sculptor
Title
Hadrian as a hero
Date
Ca. 136; XVII century
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
White marble
Dimension
Height: 82 cm.; Width: 58 cm.; Base/bottom: 33 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 130.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la Escultura, Imprenta y fototipia de J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 138, n.176.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura, Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura, Madrid, 1908, pp. 138.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 94.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid, 1957, pp. 146.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. nº176.

Albertson, Fred C, A portrait of Hadrian as Diomedes, Muse, 27 -28, 1993-1994, pp. 10-29 [f.8 p15].

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, I, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1993, pp. 196-199.

Schröder, Stephan F., Hadrian als neuer Romulus? Zum letzten porträt kaiser Hadrians, Madrider Mitteilungen, DAI, 1995, pp. 291-297.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Escultura clásica: guía, Fundación Marcelino Botín; Museo del Prado, Santander, 1999, pp. 157.

Opper, Thorsten, Hadrian : empire and conflict, The British Museum, Londres, 2008.

Exhibitions +

Hadrian: Empire and Conflict
Londres
24.07.2008 - 26.10.2008

Location +

Room 071 (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 14-01-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

Other works by Roman Sculptor

Print on demand

Print artworks available in our catalogue in high quality and your preferred size and finish.

Image archive

Request artworks available in our catalogue in digital format.

Up