Head of a woman - ROM2011_12045_1


Head of a woman

Date: 117-138 AD
Period: Reign of Hadrian, Roman Imperial period
24.5 x 18.6 cm
Object number: 939.17.26.1
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

Head of a Woman

Around the time of the emperor Hadrian (ruled 117-138 AD), the eye pupils and irises of Roman portraits began to be drilled and incised, as seen on this example.

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