Roman bust of Emperor Trajan - small size
Markus Ulpius Traianus
Trajan (Marcus Ulpius Traianus) was born AD 53 in Italica, Spain, he died AD 117 in Selinus, Cilicia and reigned from AD 98 to AD 117.
The original details make this piece to an extraordinary portrait of the Roman Emperor Traian. The bust is made of hardened marble dust and is supplied on a polished black marble base. An ornament for the shelf or the desk of every lover of antiquity!
Archaeologically, painted versions of the bust had existed in antiquity, and our examples enhance the livelike look of it.
Trajan, the Roman Emperor, who came from the province of Spain, is known in historiography as one of the best Roman Princeps (optimus princeps).
Trajan adopts the rule
After the years of reign of Domitian which was characterised by persecutions and executions of Roman senators and the end of the Flavian Dynasty, and a short reign of his predecessor, Nerva, Trajan became Emperor and gave Rome a new direction.
With his conquests of Armenia, Mesopotamia, and especially of the Dacian Empire, the Roman Empire under his rule experienced its greatest extent. At home, Trajan through extensive construction and social measures aimed at strengthening Italy and promoted the romanization of the provinces.
- Trajan height: ca. 14 cm
- Black marble base
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