- Museum number
Marble torso of the Emperor Hadrian in military dress.
- Production date
- 130-140 (circa)
Height: 146.50 centimetres
Width: 71 centimetres
Depth: 51 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The scene on the breastplate refers to the legendary foundation of Rome by Aeneas. The elephants' heads around the edge of the cuirass may symbolise Rome's conquest of the East.
Gergel (2004), pp. 398-9.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008 24 Jul-26 Aug, London, BM, 'Hadrian: Empire and Conflict'
2018 23 Feb – 22 Apr, Nashville, Frist Art Museum, 'Rome; City &Empire'
2018-2019 20 Sep-04 Feb, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, 'Rome; City &Empire'
2021 13 Feb-15 Aug, Belgium, Tongeren, Gallo-Romeins Museum, 'Rome; City & Empire'
2021-2022 Aug - Oct, China, Suzhou Museum, 'Rome; City & Empire'
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number