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Marble portrait of a young girl

Period:
Flavian
Date:
A.D. 81–96
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.188
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
The often-changing hairstyles of ladies at the imperial court are well documented, making possible the approximate dating of many portraits of unknown but fashionable women. This girl’s coiffure with a rounded halo of curls and tight braids tied at the nape of the neck is very similar to that of Domitia Longina, wife of the emperor Domitian, as she appears on coin portraits that are dated to the early eighties A.D.
M.E.P. 1924. "Miscellaneous Greek and Roman Sculptures." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19(8): p. 194.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. Roman Portraits, Vol. 1. no. 21, p. 4, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 54, p. iii, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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