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Statue

Object Number:
MS4919
Current Location:
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Sardinia
Date Made:
0-99 AD
Late Date:
99
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Female Head
Description:
Broken obliquely across top of head at back. Ears, nose, eyebrows abraded. Scar (pick-mark?) on right cheek. Trimmed at base of neck to fit into stock body. Round face done in soft planes except for two small lines between brows. Cheekbones high; eyes unworked thinly ridged above, with some sfumato below. Lips long and not pursed. Hair parted in center, divided into five horizontal loose rolls above ears, pulled back to join raised back hair held by two small braids in coronet-position. Ears pierced for earrings. Marble white, fine, with occasional large crystals. Yellowish patina. Heavy threaded iron tenon in bottom for mounting.
Height:
36cm
Width:
19.5cm
Depth:
21.2cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Fausto Benedetti

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
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Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 203, no. 102
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[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 130, fig. 118
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[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 77, no. 112
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[Article] Hall, E. E. 1914. "A Neo-Attic Relief and a Roman Portrait Head.". The Museum Journal. 5 (1): 26-28. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 28-30, fig. 16
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 169, no. 14
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[Article] Furnée-van Zwet, L. 1956. Fashion in Women's Hair-dress in the First Century of the Roman Empire. Babesch. 31: 1-22. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 13, fig. 14
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