Marciana
Marble. First half of the 2nd century CE. Milan, Civic Archaeological MuseumInv. No. A 0.9.4074.Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Marciana.

Marble. First half of the 2nd century CE.
Inv. No. A 0.9.4074.

Milan, Civic Archaeological Museum
(Civico museo archeologico di Milano)

Origin:
unknown.
Description:
Originally the head was a part of a statue “with a veiled head” (capite velato) as indicated by the rear part, though heavily damaged. The features and the hairdress with a diadema bear a great resemblance to monetal and sculptoreal portraits of Marciana, the sister of imperator Trajan (98-117 A.D.). Therefore the sculpture was interpreted as an honorary one, probably posthumous, of the Augusta, deified after death (112 A.D.).
Literature:
E. Camporini, Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani. Regio XI. Mediolanum-Comum I, Milano 1979, n. 78, pag.91.
Credits:
© 2011. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Data: museum information materials.
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 marmor marmo testa ritratto femminile of ulpia marciana hairdo hairstyle coiffure noble roman woman inv no a 0 9 4074 inv no a 0.9.4074
History of Ancient Rome