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Marble portrait bust of a woman

ca. A.D. 155–165
29 3/4 in. × 19 1/2 in. × 10 in. (75.6 × 49.5 × 25.4 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This woman wears a stola and palla wrapped around her shoulders. A separate marble piece in the form of a bun was originally attached at the back of the head. The arrangement of the hair is like that worn by Faustina the Younger, wife of Marcus Aurelius, around the middle of the second century A.D.
Said to have been found near S. Pudenziana, immediately southwest of the church [Until 1913, with Alfredo Barsanti, Rome]; acquired in 1913, purchased from A. Barsanti.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1914. "Department of Classical Art Accessions 1913." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9 (3): p. 62.

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. 87, 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. 83, pp. 220–21, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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