A Roman Lady
Marble.
98—117 CE.
Height 191 cm.
Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekInv. No. 711.Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

A Roman Lady.

Marble.
98—117 CE.
Height 191 cm.
Inv. No. 711.

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Origin:
Acquired in 1891 from Casa Vitali in Marino. Allegedly found in “The Flavians’ Villa” near Frattocchia below Albano.
Description:

14. Marcia Furnilla?

Marcia Furnilla, born c. 45, died ?, daughter of Q. Marcius Barea Sura and Antonia Furnilla. She was the second wife of Titus. The body is a replica of the Capitoline Venus, a marble statue in Rome at the Museo Capitolino, a Roman copy after a Greek original dating from the end of the fourth — beginning of the third — century B.C., to which a realistic portrait of a middle-aged Roman matron — perhaps Marcia Furnilla — has been appended. Furnilla is neither young nor beautiful. She has big eyes and straight eyebrows, a large nose and a large mouth. Deep furrows from the nostrils to the cheeks. The hair is a substantial mass that forms an arch above her head. Holes are drilled into the middle of each of the individual corkscrew curls. Trajanic era.

I. N. 711
Statue. White marble with yellowish-brown patina.
H. 1.91m.
The head has been detached from the body. The tip of the nose is missing. The left hand has been broken off and is missing, as are most of the fingers on the right hand. A corner of the plinth is broken and the small Amor who once stood next to the figure is now lost, apart from the feet.
Acquired in 1891 from Casa Vitali in Marino and allegedly found in “The Flavians’ Villa” near Frattocchia below Albano.

F. Johansen
Literature:
F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 541; V. Poulsen 1974, Cat. 14; M. Bergmann, Gnomon 53 (1981) 178; H. Wrede, Consecratio in forman deorum. Vergöttlichte Privatpersonen in der römischen Kaiserzeit (1981) 306-7, no. 292; D. E. E. Kleiner, Roman Sculpture (1992) 178, fig. 146.
Credits:
(сс) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
© 1995. Description: F. Johansen. Catalogue Roman Portraits, vol. II. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1995, p. 50, cat. no. 14.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines αυτοκρατορικό imperial imperiale kaiserliches impérial απεικόνιση portrait portraiture ritratto ritrattistica porträtmalerei porträt roman romana römisches romain marble portrait statue of a roman lady roman empress marcia furnilla flavii flavian dynasty capitoline venus venere female hairdo hairstyle coiffure acconciatura pettinatura femminile inv no 711
History of Ancient Rome