Antoninus Pius, Römisches Reich, Kaiser (86-161) | Portrayed Person
This larger than life-size statue depicts the Emperor Antoninus Pius (r. 138 – 161 CE) as a successful military commander. The Emperor Augustus had already had himself portrayed in this manner, dressed in armour, and around the middle of the second century CE there must have been several thousand bronze and marble statues of this type in the Roman Empire.
The Dresden statue is one of the best preserved ‘armoured statues’; it even retains part of the original lance.
- Material & Technique
- Parian marble
- c. 150/60 CE
- Inventory number
- Hm 383