Ancient History Encyclopedia has a new name!

We are now World History Encyclopedia to better reflect the breadth of our non-profit organization's mission. Learn More

Portrait Statue of a Roman Woman


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 06 November 2016
Send to Google Classroom:

The statue sows a wealthy lady from the latter part of Hadrian's reign. The body is Pentelic marble from Athens, Greece but the head is of a finer marble from the Greek island of Paros. Emperor Hadrian rebuilt Cyrene after the Jewish revolt of 115-116 CE. He restored the major buildings, including the temple of Apollo and even brought settlers from Turkey to re-populate the city. Roman, 130-140 CE. Found in the co-called Temple of Aphrodite, Cyrene, Libya. Excavated by R. M. Smith and E. A. Porcher. (The British Museum, London).

Remove Ads


About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

Cite This Work

APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, November 06). Portrait Statue of a Roman Woman. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Portrait Statue of a Roman Woman." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 06, 2016.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama S. M. "Portrait Statue of a Roman Woman." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 06 Nov 2016. Web. 07 Mar 2021.

Remove Ads


Support Us

We are a non-profit organization.

Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide. Please support World History Encyclopedia Foundation. Thank you!