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Marble of statute of the Roman emperor Hadrian (A.D. 117–138) found at Perge.  Second century A.D.

The nude statue of Hadrian emphasizes his divine status—or at least his being the "son of a god" (male deities [and some female deities] are typically depicted in the nude, or partially nude).