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Lucius Aurelius Verus
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Lucius Aurelius Verus

Late XVI century. White marble, Portasanta marble.
Room 027

Following the instructions of the Emperor Hadrian, Lucius Verus (130-169 AD) and Marcus Aurelius were adopted in the year 138 by Hadrian’s successor Antoninus Pius. Lucius, who was co-emperor with his brother (161-69 AD), was known in Rome for his licentious lifestyle. He was a renowned general, celebrated for his victories in the East, where he died of the plague. This bust may have been a diplomatic gift to Philip II.

Technical data

Inventory number
Lucius Aurelius Verus
Late XVI century
White marble; Portasanta marble
Height: 96 cm; Width: 72 cm; Base/bottom: 34 cm; Weight: 117 Kg
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 166.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura., Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 138-139, n.177.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Bordeaux, 1923, pp. 129.

Blanco Freijeiro, A., Catalogo de la Escultura, Blass, Madrid, 1957, pp. 147.

Blanco, Antonio, Museo del Prado : catálogo de la escultura, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. 145.

Coppel, Rosario, Catálogo de la escultura de época moderna. Museo del Prado: siglos XVI-XVIII, Museo del Prado; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Madrid, 1998, pp. 228-229.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Angel, Bajo el signo de Fortuna: esculturas clásicas del Museo del Prado, [s.n], Salamanca, 1999, pp. 38.

Museo Nacional del Prado, La púrpura del imperio, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1999, pp. 94.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Sección Escultura, 1857. Núm. 384.
Un busto de marmol de Carrara que representa a Lucio Vero / Alto 2 pies, 3 pulg. / Id. la base 7 pulgadas.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in black. Plinth

Location +

Room 027 (On Display)

Update date: 24-07-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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