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The Empress Sabina
White marble. Ca. 130
Roman Sculptor
The Empress Sabina
White marble. Ca. 130
Roman Sculptor

This is the last portrait of Vibia Sabina (83-136 A. D.), wife of the emperor Hadrian. It does not represent her at her real age (some 48 years), but is a highly idealised and rejuvenated image. Her h [+]

Deified Emperor
Marble. Ca. 50
Roman Sculptor
Deified Emperor
Marble. Ca. 50
Roman Sculptor

This sculpture consists of a seventeenth-century head of Augustus and a torso of Augustus or Tiberius dating from the beginning of the first century A.D. This type of iconography, with a body based on [+]

Prince Gaius Caesar
White marble. Ca. 13 a.C.
Roman Sculptor
Prince Gaius Caesar
White marble. Ca. 13 a.C.
Roman Sculptor

Gaius Caesar (20 B. C.- 4 A. D.) was adopted, together with his brother Lucius Caesar, in the year 16 B.C. by his grandfather the emperor Augustus, with a view to possibly having him succeed him. This [+]

Roman Woman
White marble. 150 - 155
Roman Sculptor
Roman Woman
White marble. 150 - 155
Roman Sculptor

The portrait is of a mature, high-class lady with a serene and somewhat tired expression. Like many portraits of its era, it imitates the hairstyles adopted in the imperial household, in this case of [+]

Hadrian as a hero
White marble. Ca. 136
Roman Sculptor
Hadrian as a hero
White marble. Ca. 136
Roman Sculptor

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 [+]

Drusus the Younger
Marble. I century
Roman Sculptor
Drusus the Younger
Marble. I century
Roman Sculptor

The son and heir of Tiberius, Drusus the Younger was portrayed from his father’s assumption of imperial power in 14 A. D., until his own violent death at the hands of his wife in 23 A. D. The realism [+]

Augustus wearing a toga
White marble. Late I a.C. century
Roman Sculptor
Augustus wearing a toga
White marble. Late I a.C. century
Roman Sculptor

Two ancient fragments with a different origin were skilfully joined in the seventeenth century to create the statue. Augustus, clad in the toga of a Roman citizen, offers a sacrifice with his head cov [+]

Trajan (?) in military costume
White marble. Ca. 100
Roman Sculptor
Trajan (?) in military costume
White marble. Ca. 100
Roman Sculptor

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), [+]

Bust of Emperor Augustus (''Prima Porta'' type)
White marble. 14 - 37
Roman Sculptor
Bust of Emperor Augustus (''Prima Porta'' type)
White marble. 14 - 37
Roman Sculptor

This type of portrait of the first Roman emperor , Augustus Caesar –born Gaius Octavius– (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), was the best and most widely known. It corresponds to the "Prima Porta" type, which was crea [+]

Emperor Clodius Albinus
Marble. 193 - 196
Roman Sculptor
Emperor Clodius Albinus
Marble. 193 - 196
Roman Sculptor

This work is particularly valuable as one of the very few surviving effigies of emperor Clodius Albinus (193-197 A.D.), who fought Septimus Severus with the support of the Senate in 196 A.D., and mana [+]

Orestes and Pylades or The San Ildefonso Group
White carrara marble. Ca. 10 a.C.
Pupil Of Pasiteles
Orestes and Pylades or The San Ildefonso Group
White carrara marble. Ca. 10 a.C.
Pupil Of Pasiteles

The San Ildefonso Group was discovered in Rome in 1623 and arrived at the palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso one hundred years later. This work shows Orestes and Pylades, legendary models of friends [+]

The Emperor Antoninus Pius
White marble. Ca. 140
Roman Sculptor
The Emperor Antoninus Pius
White marble. Ca. 140
Roman Sculptor

Titus Aurelius Boionius Arrius Antoninus (86-161 A. D.) was adopted in 138 A. D. by the moribund emperor Hadrian to be his successor. His portrait, dating from shortly after, did not change during the [+]

Emperor Marcus Aurelius
White marble. Ca. 161
Roman Sculptor
Emperor Marcus Aurelius
White marble. Ca. 161
Roman Sculptor

In 161 A.D., when Marcus Aurelius (121-180) was named Emperor of Rome, this type of portrait was created. It was very wide-spread, and is well known through the equestrian statue at the Capitol in Rom [+]

Roman Woman
White marble. Ca. 40
Roman Sculptor
Roman Woman
White marble. Ca. 40
Roman Sculptor

This sculpture of a young Roman aristocrat was possibly made for her tomb. She wears the hairstyle of Agrippina the Elder, mother of the Emperor Caligula (37-41 A. D.), and a robe in the Greek style. [+]

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