Temple of Hadrian

The Templum Divus Hadrianus (Temple of the Divine Hadrian) was dedicated in 145 C.E. by the Roman Emperor Antonius Pius as a place to worship the deified previous Emperor. It was situated on the Campus Martius. Among the decorations within the temple are martial trophies and personification figures said to represent the Roman provinces. The attribution of some of the province figures remain disputed but I have, as far as possible, attempted to follow the most wide-spread attribution within classical scholarship at this time.

This series will consist of three trophy drawings, seven provincial personification figures and portraits of the Emperor Hadrian, his wife Sabiana and his lover Antinous. In addition I plan to draw a decorative border of bucrania for the reverse of the images when printed as postcards.





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