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Portrait of a woman

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The woman has full, round, and rather fine features. The hairstyle and carving of the eyebrows suggest a date for the head in the reign of the Emperor Domitian (A.D. 81-96), but the sharply delineated mouth and eyelids suggest that this is most likely a work executed under the reign of the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); March 24, 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 120

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 349; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 115 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length (of face): 31 x 17.7 cm (12 3/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.744

Medium or Technique

Marble, dolomitic marble from the Greek island of Thasos

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture