Marble Bust of Emperor Hadrian

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 08 November 2016
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Marble Bust of Emperor Hadrian

Hadrian, like most Roman emperors, used statues to diffuse his image across the Roman World. Statues often showed the emperor as a general or priest. This bust shows Hadrian naked. This nakedness, originally a Greek style, showed that the Emperor was heroic and almost god-like. Roman, 117-138 CE. Probably from Rome, Italy. Formerly in the collection of Charles Townley. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, November 08). Marble Bust of Emperor Hadrian. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6024/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Marble Bust of Emperor Hadrian." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Nov 2016. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

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