Portrait of Marciana
Marble. Ca. 130—138 CE. New York, the Metropolitan Museum of ArtInv. No. 20.200.Photo by Roger B. Ulrich

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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