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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A WOMAN

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A ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A WOMAN
c. Late 1st- Early 2nd Century A.D.

Exquisitely carved, the face depicts large, lidded eyes, an aquiline nose and closed lips. The hairstyle is elaborate consisting of two sections parted in the front and pulled into a chignon, or bun, at the base of the neck which then runs up to the top of the head and terminates in a nodus. She wears a crescent diadem with a drill hole remaining in the front where a decorative item of another material, most likely a precious metal, would have been placed. This may suggest the figure depicted is a divinity or simply a mortal woman of very high status. In excellent and original condition with only minor chips on the neck and the nose.

4.7 x 4.6 inches (11.94 x 11.68 cms)

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