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Portrait of a woman

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This type of bust, which includes only the upper part of the shoulders and breast, dates to the Julio-Claudian period or slightly earlier. Her hairstyle features a nodus (literally, a knot) over her forehead, a from the end of the republic into the reign of Tiberius. Her hair is divided by...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: originally bought at Capua); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Early Imperial Period, 31 B.C.–A.D. 14

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 333; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).


Height x length (of face): 34.5 x 16.2 cm (13 9/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World