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Emperor Antoninus Pius
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Emperor Antoninus Pius

This is a marble bust of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (reigned 138-161 CE). The Emperor wears military dress. This image of Antoninus Pius was created in the early years of his reign. The bust may be a replica made in the 160s CE. Roman...
Marble Bust of Emperor Hadrian
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Marble Bust of Emperor Hadrian

Hadrian, like most Roman emperors, used statues to diffuse his image across the Roman World. Statues often showed the emperor as a general or priest. This bust shows Hadrian naked. This nakedness, originally a Greek style, showed that the...
Bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius from Lamunia
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Bust of Emperor Marcus Aurelius from Lamunia

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor and reigned from 161-180 CE. He was the last emperor of the so-called "Five Good Emperors". Marble. Roman Period, 2nd half of the 2nd century CE. From the Village of Kindilli, Lamunia, Bozüyük, in modern-day...
Roman Emperor Domitian, Louvre
Image by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Musée de Louvre)

Roman Emperor Domitian, Louvre

A 1st century CE marble bust of Roman Emperor Domitian, r. 81-96 CE. (Musée de Louvre, Paris).
Statue of Mauryan Emperor Chandragupta
Image by आशीष भटनागर

Statue of Mauryan Emperor Chandragupta

Statue of Indian Emperor Chandragupta (r. 322-298 BCE), founder of the Mauryan dynasty. The statue is located at the Laxminarayan Temple in New Delhi, India.
Emperor Justinian & His Court
Image by Carole Raddato

Emperor Justinian & His Court

A 6th century CE mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian and his court in the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna.
Emperor Taizong
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Emperor Taizong

A painted silk scroll depicting Taizong, second emperor during the Tang Dynasty of China, r. 626-649 CE. (National Palace Museum, Taipei)
The Emperor Ming Huang Travelling in Shu
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The Emperor Ming Huang Travelling in Shu

One of the most famous of all Chinese landscape paintings, 'The Emperor Ming Huang Travelling in Shu'. Painted silk, a later copy of a Tang dynasty original of the 8th century CE. (Palace Museum, Taipei)
The Jade Emperor
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The Jade Emperor

A print of the Jade Emperor, (aka Yuhuang Shangdi, Yudi and Mr Heaven), the supreme deity in Chinese traditional religion. He is often depicted, as here, seated on a throne and wearing full imperial costume.
Giraffe Tribute to Emperor Yongle
Image by Shen Du

Giraffe Tribute to Emperor Yongle

A silk scroll painting by Shen Du depicting a giraffe given in tribute by King Saif Al-Din Hamzah Shah of Bengal to the Yongle Emperor (r. 1403-1424 CE) of China's Ming Dynasty. The tribute was one of the many collected by Admiral Zheng He...