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Marble portrait of a young woman

Period:
Antonine
Date:
150–175 A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/16 in. (25.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.160.6
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
The hairstyle, deeply drilled eyes, and expression, all point to a second century A.D. date for this private Roman portrait of a young woman. Moreover, the high polish of the flesh and the oval shape of the looped knot of hair in the back are found on portraits associated with the court of the emperor Lucius Verus, who reigned from A.D. 161 through 169.
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. 85, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo National Museum, and Kyoto Municipal Museum. 1972. Treasured Masterpieces of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 42, fig. 42, Tokyo: Tokyo National Museum.

Brilliant, Richard. 1975. "One Head, Three Problems." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archaeologischen Instituts, Roemische Abteilung, 82: pp. 138, 141, 142, pl. 35.

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. 111, p. 143, Karlsruhe: Müller.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 111, p.143, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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