- Museum number
Colossal head from a statue of the empress Faustina the Elder, wife of Antoninus Pius; Parian marble.
- Production date
- 140 (circa)
Height: 176 centimetres
Width: 75 centimetres
Depth: 78 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is one of a pair of statues of the Emperor and Empress, probably made to celebrate the Emperor's grant to the people of Sardis of guardianship of the Temple of Artemis.
On the discovery of this statue, see Rasmussen 2018, 10 and fig. 10.
Rasmussen, T. 2018, ‘George Dennis: In and out of Etruria’, in J. Swaddling (ed.), An Etruscan affair: The impact of early Etruscan discoveries on European culture. British Museum research Publication 211 (London: British Museum), 4-21.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
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