Bust of the veiled head of a woman - ROM2011_12032_14


Bust of the veiled head of a woman

Geography: Fondi, Italy
Date: about 100 BC-25 AD
Period: Roman Republican period
25 x 25.4 cm
Object number: 958.109
Credit Line: Gift of Olivetti (Canada) Ltd.
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Republican portraits and coinage

Head of a Middle Aged Woman

The portrait is realistic and austere - the stern expression intensified by the down-turned corners of the mouth. Her simple hairstyle, parted in the middle, is partially covered by a heavy veil.

Roman World
Object History: Donated by Mr. Adrano Olivetti, President, Olivetti Company, Toronto, on the occasion of ceremonial opening of the Seaway Terminal in the port of Toronto, 1958. Said to have been found at Fondi, near Rome.
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