Head of a noble Roman woman - ROM2011_11933_7


Head of a noble Roman woman

Date: 150-200 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
33 x 21.9 cm
Object number: 939.17.27
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 Noble Roman Woman

This sculpture might portray Lucilla, the eldest daughter of the co-emperor Marcus Aurelius (ruled 161-180 AD) and his wife Faustina the Younger. Lucilla married Lucius Verus in 164 AD. Alternatively, it could be a portrait of Julia Domna, wife of the emperor Septimius Severus (ruled 193-211 AD).

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