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Marble portrait bust of Perikles Roman, 2nd century AD Said to be from Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli, Lazio, Italy “This is a Roman copy of an original portrait which was perhaps created in Perikles’ own day, or shortly after his death. However, it probably bears little physical resemblance to Perikles’ actual appearance, showing an ideal type of the mature soldier citizen, wearing a helmet pushed back on his head.”

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Pericles 495 – 429 BC was a prominent and influential Greek statesman and general of Athens during the city's Golden Age