This woman's high coiled braid recalls portraits of the Empress Sabina. The softer arrangement of the front parts of her hair most likely reflects a local adaptation. Wisps of hair that have escaped confinement are painted around her forehead.
The matronly appearance of this woman is in keeping with second-century trends in all kinds of funerary portraiture, and the tendency of female masks of the time to adopt Roman-style facial features and hair more consistently than before has been observed.
#3534. Mask of a woman with a large coil of plaited hair