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)
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Via Giolitti, 1874.
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.
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