Parthian Monument: the adoption of the Emperors
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities
After 169 AD
ANSA I 864
Width 150 cm
During his reign, the Emperor Hadrian (figure right) adopted Antoninus Pius (centre left), who in turn adopted the 17-year-old Marcus Aurelius (left) and the eight-year-old Lucius Verus. A head stares from behind Hadrian’s left shoulder, presumably representing the guardian spirit of Aelius Verus, late father of Lucius. A bull is being offered to the gods as a sacrifice.
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