Hadrian Bust at Capitoline Museums - II
Bust of the Emperor Hadrian [Italica, 76 AD Italica, Spain – 138 AD Baia, Naples] portrayed according to the first official model, the so called “Termini-type” model, created after his accession to the throne, 117 AD. This portrait, although belonging to the first portrait model, reveals some innovative features: the short and neat beard and the sophisticated hairstyle arranged in rounded wavy locks.
Hadrian is wearing a breastplate decorated with Gorgon's head. The "paludamentum", or military cloak, is hooked on the left shoulder by a round fibula. This bust was found at Anzio, near Rome, before the eighteenth century.
White marble bust
(height 0,90 m)
From Anzio, Rome
Rome, Museo Capitolini, Palazzo dei Conservatori