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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Marble statue of the emperor Hadrian, in Greek dress, offering a sprig of laurel to Apollo.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 117-125 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 24 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Type Stazione Termini

    The insert portrait head of Hadrian almost certainly does not belong to the body. There is no other statue of a Roman emperor in Greek civilian dress; the gap between the socket in the statue and the tenon of the head is far too wide to suggest the two pieces ever belonged together.Opper 2008

    Rosenbaum (1960), no 34 pp. 51-2; Wegner (1956), pp. 9, 36, 57, 66, 71, 100-101; Fiittschen & Zanker (1983), pp. 44-55; Wegner (1984), p. 122; Evers (1994), pp. 125-6; Adams (2003), p. 43-7.


  • Bibliography

    • Sculpture 1381 bibliographic details
    • Opper 2008 34 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    2008 24 Jul-26 Aug, London, BM, 'Hadrian: Empire and Conflict'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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