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Marble portrait bust of a woman

Period:
Antonine
Date:
ca. A.D. 155–165
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 29 x 19 x 8 3/8 in. (73.7 x 48.3 x 21.3 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.115.2
  • Description

    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.

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Rome

  • References

    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. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • See also
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    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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