Statue of Hadrian as Mars

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published on 03 March 2014

This statue depicts Hadrian nude, in the guise of Mars, the god of war. The statue shows characteristics of early versions of Hadrian’s portrait type, indicating that it was sculpted at the beginning of Hadrian’s reign, between 117 and 125 CE. Hadrian was the first emperor to be represented in this manner. (Capitoline Museums, Rome)



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