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Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron and Son

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Marble portrait bust of a woman

Period:
Trajanic
Date:
ca. A.D. 100–120
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 22 5/8 in. (57.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
14.130.7
  • Description

    Said to be from Rome

    This portrait of a stern Trajanic matriarch has much in common with images of Trajan’s wife, the empress Plotina. Two ancient points of attachment in the front
    once held a marble addition representing the high crescent-shaped hairpiece fashionable during that period.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 251, fig. 153.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 300-1, fig. 211.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 300-1, fig. 211.

    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.

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