marble sculpture, Hadrian, Antinous

Left: Marble bust of Hadrian. Roman, AD 117-138. Probably from Rome, Italy. Right: Marble bust of Antinous. AD 130-138. Found in Rome.

Two marble busts of men. The right bust is of Hadrian, former Roman Emperor with a beard and curly hair, his eyes are looking into the distance. The left bust is of Antinous, Hadrian’s lover. Antinous’s eyes are cast downward, he has a full head of loose curls and is wearing what looks like a laurel or leaved wreath on his head.

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