Roman woman (“Sabine”) with portrait head of Salonia Matidia, not belonging to the statue.

Marble. Early 2nd century CE.

Florence, Loggia of Lanzi

Origin:
Discovered in Rome in mid-16th century, presumably in the Forum of Trajan.
Description:
Roman woman, “Sabine”, with portrait head of Salonia Matidia, the niece of the emperor Trajan and the mother-in-law of the emperor Hadrian. Significant modern restorations.
Credits:
© 2012. Photo, text: Egisto Sani.
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Keywords: marble marmor marmo testa ritratto femminile female portrait head statua statue of Salonia Matidia so-called Sabine woman female hairdo hairstyle coiffure
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