bust of Hadrian
The Collection of Senex Caecilius

The object on the left is a marble bust of Hadrian, Roman emperor from 117-138 A.D.

The Tom and Nan Riley Collection at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art features portrait sculptures of Roman emperors, men, women, and children.

Famous Hellenistic Greek sculptures are featured in this collection of images from museums around the world: Athens, Delos, Ephesus, New York, Paris, and Rome.

For additional information on Greek and Roman sculpture, you can consult these references:

  • A project of the Davis Museum (Wellesley College) entitled Truth in Advertising tries to answer the question "What is the best way to label Greek and Roman sculpture?"
  • An illustrated essay by Nathan Marcel provides An Introduction to Greek Sculpture and traces its development from the Stone Age to the Hellenistic period.
  • The glossary of the guidebook to the Museum of Classical Archaeology (The University of Cambridge) answers the "who, what, when, where, sometimes how and occasionally why of the classical myths and history".


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