Hadrianís Adventus to Rome. Relief panel from an honorary arch at piazza Sciarra (presumably).

Marble. 134ó138 CE.
Inv. No. MC 810.

Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Main staircase
(Musei capitolini, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Scalone)

Between 1572 and 1573, four great Roman historical reliefs, from monuments in honour of Hadrian (117ó138 CE) and Marcus Aurelius (161ó180 CE), were placed on the walls of the Main Staircase of Palazzo dei Conservatori.
Hadrianís Adventus: the relief, that comes from Piazza Sciarra, is the preserved part of an honorary arch located near the temple to the deified Emperor: it depicts Hadrian entering Rome (probably returning from the Roman-Jewish war in 134 CE), through a door in the wall, welcomed by the goddess Roma and the personifications of the Senate and Roman people.
© 2015. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Keywords: marble relief panel staircase palazzo dei Conservatori Publius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus Hadrianís adventus reliefs from piazza sciarra goddess Roma personification of senate Inv No MC 810 MC810
History of Ancient Rome