This is a sculpture of the head of Emperor Hadrian. Hadrian was the Roman Emperor from August 117 – 10 July 138. Hadrian is mostly famous for building Hadrian’s Wall which marked the northern border Britannia, and is also known for being a very humanist. During the time of his ruling, he visited almost every province in the Roman Empire. He did this because he wanted to make Athens the capital of the Roman Empire, and he ordered the construction of several intricate temples in the city to do so.