Portrait Head of a Young Woman

A work made of marble.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of marble.

Date:

AD 130/40

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

This elegant portrait is the intentional likeness of a young woman in her early twenties who had a delicate brow, high cheekbones, wide-set eyes, a bow-shaped mouth, and a prominent chin. Her long tresses are arranged in an elaborate hairstyle, fashionable at different times during the imperial period, in which the hair was parted in the center, combed in waves over the forehead, and plaited into braids that were artfully wrapped around the head like a turban. Broken off at the neck, it was once part of a larger statue.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 152

Culture

Ancient Roman

Title

Portrait Head of a Young Woman

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

130 AD–140 AD

Medium

Marble

Dimensions

22 × 18 × 20.6 cm (8 7/8 × 7 × 8 in.)

Credit Line

Edward E. Ayer Endowment in memory of Charles L. Hutchinson

Reference Number

1960.64

Extended information about this artwork

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