Ulpia Marciana?
Marble.
Late 1st century CE.
Boston, Museum of Fine ArtsInv. No. 16.286.Photo by Roger B. Ulrich

Ulpia Marciana?

Marble.
Late 1st century CE.
Inv. No. 16.286.

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

Description:
Roman marble portrait from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The hairstyle suggests a date of the late first century A.D. The museum suggests that this portrait may represent Marciana, Trajan’s older sister, or simply an elite woman of the period.
Credits:
© 2009. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρώμη rome roma rom αυτοκρατορικό πορτρέτο imperial portrait ritratto imperiale kaiserliches porträt portrait impérial απεικόνιση portraiture ritrattistica porträtmalerei portrait roman portraiture ritrattistica romana römisches porträt portrait romain κεφάλι κεφαλή head testa kopf tête nerva-antonine dynasty adoptive emperors dinastia degli antonini imperatori adottivi imperatori d’adozione antoninische dynastie adoptivkaiser dynastie antonins marble marmor marmo female portrait head testa ritratto femminile ulpia marciana roman noble woman donna nobile romana elaborate female hairdo hairstyle coiffure curling pouf frizzle hair-wave acconciatura pettinatura femminile inv no 16 286 inv no 16.286
History of Ancient Rome