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Object Number: MS4919
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Sardinia
Date Made: 0-99 AD
Late Date: 99
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Female Head
Height: 36cm
Width: 19.5cm
Depth: 21.2cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Fausto Benedetti, 1914

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] 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. 102View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 130, fig. 118View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] 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. 112View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 16View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 169, no. 14View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 14View Objects cited in this Publication

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