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This bust is an original replica of emperor Hadrianus. The original is part of the collection of the Louvre in Paris. These statues were often painted to let them appear lifelike.
Hadrianus was born in 76 as the son of a senator and ex-pretor Hadrianus Afer. Presumably he was born in Rome, or else in Italica, the Roman colonies in South Spain were his family was from. Hadrianus chose for intern reinforcement and consolidation instead of expanding the Roman Empire. He counted out the border countries, like Bulgary, and withdrew the army from war areas. He improved the existing infrastructure and donated tax evaders a fiscal amnesty. He suppressed the people`s dissatisfaction and calmed them by i.a. tax reduction.
This bust is completely handmade of alabaster. Its height is 48 cm including pedestal and without pedestal 38 cm. It is delivered including a black pedestal.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
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