Roman Marble Portrait Head of a Woman
An ancient Roman marble portrait head of a woman. Her oval face is framed by a voluminous, shoulder-length coiffure, styled in a series of even waves covering the ears and formed into two plaits which are loosely coiled to form a flat spiral at the nape of the neck.
Ca. early 3rd century AD.
This hairstyle of the individual is typical of the Severan period. The coiffures of the empresses Julia Domna and Plautilla served as models.
Formerly in a New York private collection; previously in a Swiss private collection.
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