Agrippina Minor
Luni marble. 4959 CE.
Inv. No. 56964.
Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Agrippina Minor.

Luni marble. 4959 CE.
Inv. No. 56964.

Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
(Museo nazionale romano, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme)

Origin:
From Ostia.
Description:
The hair is divided by a central parting and gathered in three rows of tight curls. The physical features have enabled it to be identified as Agrippina Minor (15-59 A.D.), daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina Major, wife in 49 A.D. to Claudius and mother of Nero who had her killed at the age of 44.
The portrait is very idealized and presence of the diadem is evidence of the official character of Agrippina Minor, who was already empress at the time the work was executed.
Late Claudian period.
Credits:
2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum annotation
Keywords: Luna marble Luni marble marmo lunense testa ritratto femminile female portrait head of the roman empress imperatrice romana Iulia Julia Agrippina Minor Younger Julio-Claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia Julii-Claudii female hairdo hairstyle coiffure acconciatura pettinatura femminile diadem Inv No 56964
History of Ancient Rome