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Fragmentary marble head of a girl

Period:
Mid-Imperial, Antonine
Date:
ca. A.D. 138–161
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 in. (23.2 x 11.4 x 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.212.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Fragment of a portrait head of a woman. The forms of the face are delicate and nuanced. The mouth, with its full lips, appears slightly open, and the nose is highly individualized.
Said to have been found in Athens [Until 1911, with C.A. Lembessis, Paris]; acquired in 1911, purchased from C.A. Lembessis.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. Roman Portraits, Vol. 2. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 75, 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. 84, p. 222, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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