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The portrait of a head comes from a bust of a Roman woman who lived in the mid–3rd century. With a realistic expression of facial features, it depicts a middle-aged woman. The big eyes looking straight and thin, slightly tight lips suggest a firm character. The cheeks are fleshy but with visible zygomatic bones; the jaw is massive, with a clearly marked full chin. The hairdo expresses the fashion at the time, referring to a hairstyle introduced by Julia Domna, the wife of Emperor Septimius Severus.

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The portrait of a head comes from a bust of a Roman woman who lived in the mid–3rd century. With a realistic expression of facial features, it depicts a middle-aged woman. The big eyes looking straight and thin, slightly tight lips suggest a firm character. The cheeks are fleshy but with visible zygomatic bones; the jaw is massive, with a clearly marked full chin. The hairdo expresses the fashion at the time, referring to a hairstyle introduced by Julia Domna, the wife of Emperor Septimius Severus. The hairdo is smooth, with strands made with linearly shallow notches, parted in the middle and swept-back, showing the ears. The thinly braided strands, pinned up on the back of the head create “a net” of a rectangular shape, reaching 2/3 of the height of the head. The origin of the sculpture is not known; however, the good quality of the portrait suggests Italy.

Elaborated by Dorota Gorzelany, PhD (The National Museum in Kraków), © all rights reserved

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Sculpture “Portrait of a Roman woman”

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