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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Colossal head from a statue of the empress Faustina the Elder, wife of Antoninus Pius; Parian marble.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 140 (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • 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.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


Colossal head from a statue of the Empress Faustina; Parian marble.

Colossal head from a statue of the Empress Faustina; Parian marble.

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