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Marble portrait of a young woman

Period:
Trajanic
Date:
ca. A.D. 98–117
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number:
27.122.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Said to be from Greece

This portrait of an attractive young woman has a simplified version of the hairstyle popular during the reign of the emperor Trajan. The rough finish at the back of the
neck indicates that the head was meant to be set into a draped statue.
Said to be from Greece [Until 1927, with E. Yayas, Athens and Paris]; acquired in 1927, purchased from E. Yayas.

Phillips, John Goldsmith. 1940. "Heads in Sculpture: A Special Exhibition, January 17–March 3." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 35(1): pp. 4–5.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1940. "A Rearrangement of Roman Portraits." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 35(10): p. 202.

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. 68, p. iv, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1978. Antichnoe iskusstvo iz muzeia Metropoliten, Soedinennye Shtaty Ameriki: Katalog vystavki. no. 96, Moscow: Sovetskii Khudozhnik.

Kleiner, Diana and Susan B. Matheson. 1996. I Claudia: Women in Ancient Rome p. 172, fig. 126, New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery.

Zanker, Paul. 2016. Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 76, pp. 192, 206–7, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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