Colossal portrait of Matidia
Luni marble. First half of the 2nd century. Inv. No. S 889.Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei ConservatoriPhoto by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Colossal portrait of Matidia.

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

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

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.
(сс) 2006. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
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