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Roundel with the portrait bust of a woman

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The edges of the himation, her nose, and her chin have been damaged slightly. Otherwise, the ensemble is in good condition. The lady's head, shoulders, and chest have been sculpted as a tondo image against a flat, neutral background, which has been cut out as a circle in modern times. The...

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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

Place of Manufacture

Palmyra, Syria

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 402.


Height x width: 47 x 43 cm (18 1/2 x 16 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World