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Marble portrait of a young woman

Period:
Antonine
Date:
ca. A.D. 139–150
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
This girl’s hair in a braided coil toward the back of the head imitates the style worn by Faustina the Younger, wife of the emperor Marcus Aurelius (r. A.D. 161–180), as she is depicted on coins as late as A.D. 140–150.
Said to be from South Italy [Until 1910, with Paul Hartwig, Rome]; acquired in 1910, purchased from P. Hartwig.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 79, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. no. 105, p. 137, Karlsruhe: Müller.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 105, p. 137, 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. 81, pp. 192, 216–17, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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