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Livia (?)

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Portrait of an Imperial lady, most likely a portrait of Livia (58 B.C. - A.D. 29) made after the death of Augustus in A.D. 14, although identifications of Antonia Minor (36 B.C. - A.D. 37) and Julia (39 B.C. - A.D. 14) have also been made. The hair is twisted at the back of the head and the...

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Said to have been in a French 19th century Collection; by date unknown: said to have been with Jean-Luc Chalmin; by 1994: with Acanthus, 24 East 81st Street, New York, NY 10028; December 1994: purchased from Acanthus by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; gift of Cornelius Vermeule to MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 1999)

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Gift of Cornelius C. Vermeule III in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr.

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 14–40


Height: 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)

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The Ancient World