Inventory number
E00210
Author
Roman workshop
Title
The Empress Sabina
Chronology
Ca. 130; ca. 150
Technique
Sculpted
Dimensions
85,5 cm x 55 cm x 31 cm
School
Ancient Art
Theme
Portrait
On display
Yes
Provenance
Royal Collection

Vibia Sabina (83-136 A.D.), a relative of Trajan, was married very young to the future emperor, Hadrian. This portrait, made towards the end of her life, around 130 A.D, denotes the intention to create an intemporal image, free of the passage of time. Her hairstyle is not a traditional roman one but is inspired by the imagery of the goddess of Diana. The bust was added in the middle of the first century A.D.

 
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