Hadrian roman emperor bust bronzed
Hadrian - the man from the Adriatic Sea
The 14th Emperor of Rome Publius Aelius Hadrianus (76 - 138 AD), known as Hadrian for short, owes his name to the ancient tradition of an epithet referring to the place of origin of his parents. They were in fact from Hadria (Adriatic Sea), today's Atri in the Abruzzo province of Teramo, which is only about 10 km from the Adriatic Sea. Like his imperial predecessor and distant relative Marcus Ulpius Traianus or Trajan for short (53 - 117 AD), he was raised and based in Hispania, today's Spain. Hadrian waged only fewer wars, instead focusing on the consolidation of the Roman Empire and on efficient imperial defense. Various border fortifications served this purpose, including in particular the famous Hadrian's Wall in northern England, named after him.
Hadrian and his era of peace
Hadrian was a versatile personality of ancient Rome, endowed with many talents. His primary interest was Greek culture with its center in Athens, where he had a great library built. But also in many other cities of the Empire, especially in Rome, Hadrian initiated intensive building activities during his reign, which has gone down in history as an epoch of peace, such as the Pantheon and Castel Sant'Angelo, where Hadrian is also buried, or the famous Hadrian's Villa near Tivoli. His thirst for knowledge and learning, his rhetorical qualities and quick-wittedness, as well as his strong sense of justice, have rightly earned him his special place among the outstanding personalities of antiquity.
- High quality bronze bust of Emperor Hadrian
- total weight approx. 6,5 kg
free shipping in Germany
- Height of the head: about 38cm
- Only suitable for indoor use
The exemplary history of Hadrian bust bronze
The long tradition of immortalizing extraordinary personalities in a bust has existed since ancient times. Thus, the bust of Hadrian also belongs to this long ancestral gallery along with other greats such as Caesar, Augustus (Octavian) or even the famous Roman philosopher Seneca. The model for the bust of Hadrian was an archaeological find of an original bust of Hadrian in the sea near Caesarea, which could be dated to the 2nd century AD. This modern replica is an original cast.
Alabaster as the secret of Hadrian's bust
This modern Hadrian bust is made in Germany. The material of Hadrian's bust, that is the head is fine ground alabaster gypsum, which is a calcium sulfate containing water. Alabaster is a high-quality, natural limestone, which is characterized mainly by its particularly good workability.
The bust of Hadrian reminds us of a great man, who is a guide and a signpost for each of us, reminding us daily what is also in ourselves.
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