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Roman Marble Portrait of Julia Domna

An ancient Roman marble portrait of Empress Julia Domna. 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. 196 – 211 AD.

Height: 13 1/2 in. (33 cm).

Julia Domna was intellegent, beautiful and influential, the daughter of the Syrian priest of Baal, she married Septimius Severus in ca. 186 AD. She surrounded herself with poets and intellectuals. She starved herself to death in 217 AD following the assassination of Caracalla.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.

Inv#: 7402

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