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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.

Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm).

cf.: F. Johansen, Catalogue Roman Portraits II Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, (Copenhagen, 1995), no. 70.

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.

Inv#: 7927

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