Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Italy | Sardinia

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4919
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman | Roman
Provenience Italy | Sardinia
Date Made 0-99 CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Technique Carved
Iconography Female Head

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 36 cm
Width 19.5 cm
Depth 21.2 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Fausto Benedetti, 1914

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