|ROMAN MARBLE BUST OF TRANQUILLINA, WIFE OF GORDIAN III, AD 239-244
Her hair dressed in the recognized style and wearing a stola. She was the daughter of the newly appointed chief Praetorian prefect, Timesitheus, and, as father in law of the emperor, he quickly became defactor ruler of the Roman empire.
They had an only daughter, Furia (b. ca. 244), most likely posthumously.
Ex old French collection, Montpelier, acquired in the 1980's from G. Cohen, Paris.
Ca. AD 241-245
H. 20 1/2 in. (52 cm.)
Art of the Ancient World, 2010, no. 30