November 4, 2012
Marble portrait bust of a woman
 This young woman has a hair arrangement made popular by Julia Domna, wife of the emperor Septimius Severus (r. A.D. 193–211) and mother of the emperor Caracalla (r. A.D. 211–217). Parted at the center, long locks framed the face, covering the ears and falling almost to the shoulders before looping back to form an enormous bun at the back of the head.

Period:Severan
Date:ca. A.D. 193–211
Culture:Roman
Medium:Marble
Dimensions:H. 26 in. (66 cm)
Classification:Stone Sculpture

Marble portrait bust of a woman

 This young woman has a hair arrangement made popular by Julia Domna, wife of the emperor Septimius Severus (r. A.D. 193–211) and mother of the emperor Caracalla (r. A.D. 211–217). Parted at the center, long locks framed the face, covering the ears and falling almost to the shoulders before looping back to form an enormous bun at the back of the head.

Period:Severan

Date:ca. A.D. 193–211

Culture:Roman

Medium:Marble

Dimensions:H. 26 in. (66 cm)

Classification:Stone Sculpture

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