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Marble portrait head of a woman

Period:
Severan
Date:
ca. A.D. 220–235
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 7/8 x 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (22.5 x 16.5 x 16.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Museum Accession
Accession Number:
X.125
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The hairstyle follows a fashion set by the Severan court in the early third century. The pupils of the eyes were originally inset; the nose was broken and restored in antiquity.
Probably acquired in 1886, gift from the Wolfe Expedition to Assyria and Babylonia.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 90, 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. 89, pp. 192, 231, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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