Bust of a woman with parted hair - ROM2011_11984_3


Bust of a woman with parted hair

Medium:Sculpted marble
Date: about 60 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period, reign of Nero
38.5 x 27.7 cm
Object number: 939.17.24
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 Neronian Woman

During the time of the emperor Nero (ruled 54-68 AD), women were depicted with soft, ageless features. Her elaborate hairstyle with drilled curls and braids contrasts effectively with her smooth skin.

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