The Tel Shalem Hadrian Reconsidered

@article{Gergel1991TheTS,
  title={The Tel Shalem Hadrian Reconsidered},
  author={Richard A. Gergel},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  year={1991},
  volume={95},
  pages={231 - 251}
}
  • R. Gergel
  • Published 1 April 1991
  • History
  • American Journal of Archaeology
The Tel Shalem bronze find, discovered in 1975, includes a remarkable bronze portrait of Hadrian and fragments of an equally remarkable bronze cuirassed torso with a mythological battle scene comprising six nude warriors decorating the chest of the breastplate. All previous studies have assumed that this head and body belong together; however, the rigid configuration of the torso, the absence of the customary Gorgoneion or talismanic device on the chest, the presence of a scarf rather than a… 

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