Statue of Emperor Valentinian II


Discovered in Aphrodisias, Late 4th century

Marble, 190 x 75 x 50 cm

2264 T

© Istanbul Archaeological Museums

The emperor is standing. He is dressed in the tunic, colobium and toga worn by high ranking state officials and typical of statues of emperors from Constantine onwards. On his head is a crown consisting of two rows of pearls. His under-tunic has long narrow sleeves, and those of the upper tunic are short and wide. The statue is believed to represent Valentinian II (371-392), Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. The workmanship is typical of the Aphrodisias workshops.