Roman Limestone Head of a Woman
An ancient Roman limestone head of a woman, perhaps a priestess, her hair pulled back under a headdress over which is worn a veil.
Cf. British Museum, inv. no. 1889,1012.1, a Palmyrene funerary relief with busts of a man and a woman; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, inv. no. M.82.77.2.
Formerly in a Connecticut private collection, acquired from Asfar Brothers, Beirut, Lebanon, May 15, 1971, accompanied by original receipt and shipping documents.