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Roman marble portrait of a Severan woman Roman marble portrait of a Severan woman
Roman marble portrait of a Severan woman ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT OF A SEVERAN WOMAN

The oval face is framed by a voluminous, shoulder-length coiffure, styled in even waves with a heating-iron, then laid loosely around the ears, and finally formed into two plaits which were loosely coiled to form a flat spiral in the nape of the neck.
This coiffure is typical of the Severan period. The coiffures of the empresses Iulia Domna and Plautilla served as models. Cf. Fittschen-Zanker - 1983, 99, no. 144, pls. 171-172.

Ex B. collection, Switzerland, acquired between 1960-1980.

Early 3rd Century AD

H. 13 1/2 in. (33 cm.)

Art of the Ancient World, 2011, no. 27
CBD68
$65,000


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