Colossal portrait of Matidia.

Luni marble. First half of the 2nd century.
Inv. No. MC 889.

Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori
(Musei capitolini, Palazzo dei Conservatori)

Origin:
Via Giolitti, 1874.
Description:
The colossal head represents Matidia, Sabina’s mother and Hadrian’s wife. The way the portrait is highly idealized suggest that it was accomplished immediately after Matidia’s death in AD 119.
Credits:
(ññ) 2006. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: Luna marble Luni marble marmo lunense busto ritratto femminile female portrait bust of Salonia Matidia woman female hairdo hairstyle coiffure Inv No MC 889 MC889
HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME