lionofchaeronea: Portrait sculpture, made from Carrara marble,…

lionofchaeronea:

Portrait sculpture, made from Carrara marble, of Salonina Matidia, niece of the Roman emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 CE) and mother-in-law of his successor Hadrian (r. 117-138 CE).  Artist unknown; thought to have been sculpted shortly after Salonina Matidia’s death in 119 CE.  Found on the Vita Giolitti, Rome; now in the Capitoline Museums.  Photo credit: Marie-Lan Nguyen/Wikimedia Commons.