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Portrait head of a woman

Period:
Imperial, Flavian or Trajanic
Date:
69–117 A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, 1903
Accession Number:
03.12.11b
Not on view
It has been argued that this portrait represents Diva Julia Augusta, the daughter of the Emperor Titus, but her features were unlike those shown here. (The drilled pupils of the eyes date to the 19th century.)
From before 1637 and until 1902, in the Giustiniani Collection, Rome; 1902, purchased from the Giustiniani family through Giuseppe Sangiorgi by Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, New York; acquired in 1903, gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. Roman Portraits, Vol. 2. no. 22, p. 4, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 55, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Zanker, Paul. 2016. Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 73, p. 201, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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