Roman marble portrait of an older woman, dating from the first century B.C. (the Met dates the image to ca. 40-20 B.C.) If correct, the portrait was made in the last decades of the Roman Republic — or at the very beginning of Augustus’s reign. The hairstyle is similar to that worn by the wife of Augustus, Livia (note the prominent “nodus” over the forehead, in fact a broad braid).