Septimius Severus was born in Africa of Roman parents; he died at York in the year 211 a. D. after a severe illness at the age of sixty-six. This bust was found in the year 1776 on the Palatine Hill, in the part of the Palace of the Cæsars now occupied by the Villa Magnani.
Bust of a young and beardless satyr, distinguished, as usual, by the pointed ears of a goat, and by hair in front shaggy and rough, like that of the same animal.
This bust has been called that of a Maenad or Bacchante, an attribution which the comparison of other Bacchic types would seem fully to justify.
This bust has been explained as that of Adonis. The head-dress is essentially of Eastern origin, and the cap is analogous to that which is considered peculiar to the Phrygian and Persian races.
The distinguishing characteristic of the head of Apollo is the manner in which the hair is represented.
Head of Minerva. The hair, parted in the middle, is drawn back from the temples, after the manner usual in the representations of Minerva.
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A statue of Hadrian, in full military costume, with bare but bearded head, right arm and hand extended forward, and the left hand bearing the parazonium, or small short sword, in its sheath.
The hair flow away from the forehead, and falls behind the neck in one solid tress, not unlike the hair on some of the caryatides. This arrangement is one of the most common characteristics of this goddes.
A description of the collection of ancient Marbles in the British Museum by Combe Taylor, London 1861.