Marble head of a woman wearing a diadem, Marble, Island, Roman

Marble head of a woman wearing a diadem

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st or 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble, Island
Dimensions:
H. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number:
23.160.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This head probably comes from a small statue of a goddess or a female personification. Although the workmanship appears to be Roman, the style of the face and arrangement of the hair derive from late Classical and early Hellenistic models.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 121, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 175, p. 93, pls. 122g-i, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.