Portrait of Marciana.

Marble. Ca. 130—138 CE.
Inv. No. 20.200.

New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Origin:
Rogers Fund, 1920.
Description:
Roman marble portrait of Marciana, sister of the emperor Trajan. Dated by the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Hadrianic period, ca. A.D. 130-138.

The women associated with Trajan were honored by Trajan’s successor, Hadrian. Marciana was also the grandmother of Hadrian’s wife, Sabina.

Credits:
© 2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
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