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Hadrian Bust Sculpture - Roman Emperor

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Hadrian bust sculpture, Roman Emperor, AD 117-118.

Reduced reproduction from Hadrian’s Villa, Tivoli, Lazio, Italy.

This portrait bust was found at the Villa Adriana, the Roman emperor Hadrian’s magnificent country residence near Tivoli, outside Rome.

In ancient Rome, the dedication of public statues was governed by rules concerning location, material and iconography. This was even more important when it concerned imperial images. Official portraits were an extremely important way for Roman emperors to reach out to their subjects and their public image was defined by them.

There are hundreds of surviving imperial statues, which show us that there were only three ways in which the emperor could officially be represented: in the battle dress of a general; in a toga, the Roman state civilian costume; or nude, likened to a god. These formats powerfully and effectively evoked the emperor’s role as commander-in-chief, magistrate or priest, and finally as the ultimate embodiment of divine providence.

We know from ancient literary sources that Hadrian was particularly keen to project a strong military image and in this bust we see Hadrian presented as the commander-in-chief.

The original Hadrian bust is now housed in the British museum.

The stone socle of this bust can have veinings of different color and size which can alter the final appearance of the bust.


Copper Alloy Sculpture

Our sculpture is produced by a unique and proprietary casting process. They are made of copper alloys and brass with a green oxide patina. The sculpture has a look comparable to archaeological copper alloys and bronzes. They are finished by hand.

Please note there can be slight differences between the color of the item you receive and the pictures on the website due to the handmade nature of the product.

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  • MATERIAL

    Copper Alloy
    Copper Green Patina
    Stone socle
  • SIZE

    12 cm (4.7 inch)
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1
  • REF. NUMBER

    SCRO3910023

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  • MATERIAL

    Copper Alloy
    Copper Green Patina
    Stone socle
  • PARAMETERS

    12 cm (4.7 inch)
  • ORIGIN

    Europe
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1
  • REF. NUMBER

    SCRO3910023

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