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Head of a woman

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Nose and lips are slightly damaged. Otherwise, the head is in good condition, the break running irregularly through the veil and the three visible folds of the neck. The lady wears an enriched diadem, from beneath which her hair is drawn back at either side over most of her ears, a knotted...

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Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Dana Estes

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, Palmyrene Group II, about A.D. 150–200

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 404; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).


Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World