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Marble bust of Hadrian, Roman, AD117-138. and his lover Antinous (right). Hadrian, like all Roman emperors, used statues to diffuse his image across the Roman world. Statues often showed the emperor as a general or a priest. This bust shows Hadrian naked.

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Marble bust of Hadrian, Roman, AD117-138. and his lover Antinous (right). Hadrian, like all Roman emperors, used statues to diffuse his image across the Roman world.  Statues often showed the emperor as a general or a priest.  This bust shows Hadrian naked.