Statue of Hadrian as Mars

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Carole Raddato
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published on 03 March 2014
Statue of Hadrian as Mars

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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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, March 03). Statue of Hadrian as Mars. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2338/

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Raddato, Carole. "Statue of Hadrian as Mars." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 03, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2338/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Statue of Hadrian as Mars." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 03 Mar 2014. Web. 28 Feb 2020.

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