Portrait of a woman (Otacilia Severa?).

Marble. Mid-3rd century CE.
Inv. No. 18.145.39.

New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Description:
Third Century Woman: NY Met.

Roman marble bust of a woman in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, inv. 18.145.39. The hairstyle of this unidentified woman is associated with the middle of the third century (Late Imperial period), a style associated with the wife (Otacilia Severa) of the emperor Philip the Arab (reign: 244-249).

Credits:
2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
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Keywords: marble portrait bust of a woman maybe Otacilia Roman empress Marcia Otacilia Severa female hairdo hairstyle coiffure Inv No 18 145 39
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