Bust of Roman Emperor Hadrian made in British Gypsum Plaster. Hadrian had a love for all things Greek and was the first emperor to be depicted with a beard. He strengthened the Roman Empire through architecture, building Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England and rebuilding the Pantheon. He visited almost every province of the empire during his peaceful twenty-year reign.
As with all Famous Faces there are objects around the base. For this bust they have included Hadrian’s wall, a roman chariot, the Colloseum and Hadrian’s Arch.
The etch around the base reads – “PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH”
Height 13cm (about 5 inches)