Statuette of Trajan

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 29 October 2019

The head and torso of this statuette did not originally go together. The head is a portrait of the Roman Emperor Trajan (r. 98-117 CE). Records of the sculpture, first presumed to be a gladiator, can be traced back to the Venetian Andrea Vendramin and from 1629 CE onwards to the Collection of the Reynst Brothers, Jan and Gerard, in Amsterdam. Marble. Roman, early 2nd century CE. Acquired in 1671 CE from G. Uylenburgh (Amsterdam). It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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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.

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