Head of Trajan

100–200 CE
Overall: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)
Location: 103 Roman
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Roman portraiture styles evolved in response to the artistic tastes of emperors. Imperial dynasties adopted the visual styles and characteristics of predecessors with whom they wanted to align themselves. This idealized portrait of Trajan emphasizes symbolic connections with Augustus, perhaps the most revered of all the emperors.
Head of Trajan

Head of Trajan

100–200 CE

Italy, Roman

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