Roman Marble Hadrianic Portrait Bust of a Woman
An ancient Roman marble portrait bust of a woman, her head turned to her left and wearing a stola and palla, her face with high cheekbones, her coiffure parted and drawn behind the ears and up into a tiered turban of braids, with small incised curls escaping at the temples.
Early Hadrianic Period, ca. 120 - 125 AD.
cf.: Katalog der romischen in den Capitolinsichen Museen, vol. 3, pl. 90, no. 72.
Formerly in the Stora Sundby Castle collection, Eskilstuna, Sweden, acquired in the 18th century; subsequently in a Swedish private collection, acquired in 1912; at auction, Sotheby's, New York, December 11, 2002, lot 45; subsequently in a North Carolina private collection.
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