Faustina the Younger

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Faustina the Younger

Description

Anna Galeria Faustina the Younger (ca. 130-175 CE), daughter of Antoninus Pius, wife of Marcus Aurelius, and mother of Commodus. After her death, Marcus Aurelius had her deified and the city in which she died (Halala in Cappadocia) renamed Faustinopolis. This portrait (ca. 152-160 CE) perhaps celebrated the birth of her son Titus Aelius Antoninus in 152. Cast based on the original in the British Museum.

Bibliography

Boschung, D. 1993. "Die Bildnistypen der iulisch-claudischen Kaiserfamilie," Journal of Roman Archaeology 6: 39-79. Das römische Herrscherbild (series on individual rulers and imperial women).

Kleiner, D. 1992. Roman Sculpture (New Haven). [with more bibliography]

Woods, S. 1999. Imperial Women. A Study in Public Images 40 B.C.-A.D. 68 (Leiden)

Iconography