London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A YOUNG WOMAN
CIRCA EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.
Gazing upward, with arched brows over finely lidded articulated eyes, small mouth lightly drilled at the corners, her hair dressed in melon coiffure, combed in parallel rows running from the forehead to the back with short wisps escaping at the edges, and gathered in a plaited radiating chignon, on socled mount
14 in. (35.5 cm.) high
Private Swiss collection, 1930s.
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