Portrait of a Severan Lady
Marble.
Ca. 230240 CE.
Inv. No. 1970.325.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Photo by Roger B. Ulrich

Portrait of a Severan Lady.

Marble.
Ca. 230240 CE.
Inv. No. 1970.325.

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

Description:
Portrait of a Severan Lady (III).
Roman marble portrait of a Severan-period woman. Dated by the Boston MFA to ca. 230240 C.E. The museum notes the similarity of this portrait to that of the empress Julia Mamaea (wife of Alexander Severus, who reigned 222235 C.E.). Note the "scalloped" hairstyle; the carving of the hair is not finished at the top and back of the head.
Credits:
2009. Photo: Roger B. Ulrich.
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
Keywords: marble marmor marmo female portrait head testa ritratto femminile Severan Lady woman donna female hairdo hairstyle coiffure acconciatura pettinatura femminile Inv No 1970 325
History of Ancient Rome