Portrait bust of Faustina the Younger - ROM2011_11933_38


Portrait bust of Faustina the Younger

Geography: Attribute to Italy
Date: about 160 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
65 x 50.5 cm
Object number: 930.23.1
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman portraiture, busts

Faustina the Younger

Faustina the Younger was the daughter of the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (ruled AD 138-161) and wife of the co-emperor Marcus Aurelius (ruled AD 161-180).

Roman World
Object History: Purchased from C.T. Seltman in February, 1930. Findspot unknown. Said to have been brought from Italy in the 18th century by an ancestor of a family in the west of England in whose possession it remained until the 20th century.
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