London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
AN EAST ROMAN LIMESTONE RELIEF BUST OF A DRAPED WOMAN
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
With veil covering her tall rows of curls, her right hand drawn across her breast, two lines of a Greek inscription below the niche bidding her "XAIPE" (hail and farewell)
25 in. (63.4 cm.) high
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