Bust of a woman - ROM2011_11933_26


Bust of a woman

Date: 218-235 AD
Period: Reign of Elagabalus or Severus Alexander, Roman Imperial period
56.5 x 41 cm
Object number: 939.17.28
Credit Line: This purchase was made possible with the support of The Reuben Wells Leonard Bequest Fund
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman portraiture, busts

Bust of a Roman Woman

This fine sculpture reflects the taste for realism in the portraiture of women in the early 3rd century AD. Her expressive eyes, gazing upwards to her right, have incised irises and deeply drilled pupils. Facial planes are delicately modeled; her features and expression are very individualistic.

Roman World
Object History: Reuben Wells Leonard Bequest. Purchased from Joseph Brummer Galleries, New York, in 1939.
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