Height 39 cm. Inv. No. 751.Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekPhoto by Sergey Sosnovskiy
Height 39 cm.
Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek).
65. Roman Lady
The previous identification of the subject as Agrippina Minor is uncertain and cannot be sustained. D. Boschung has proposed Scribonia, Pompey’s great-granddaughter, who was married with M. Licinius Crassus Pontifex. Her wavy hair is parted in the middle. Around the temples and over the ears, each of the numerous locks of hair, which are arranged in five distinct rows, curls inwardly over the adjacent row. Two strands of corkscrew curls hang down on either side of the neck.
Original: Early Claudian era. Copy: Early Claudian era.
I. N. 751
Marble. H. 0.39.
The tip of the nose is broken off and is missing. At the back of the head, a portion of the hair has been attached. The top crown was already attached in ancient times. This rather flat piece has been executed in quite a rough manner. When it is removed, it becomes apparent that there is a cylindrical piece of marble measuring 5.5 × 5.0 cm which has been drilled out from the head. At one time, this piece served as the material for a new nose. Only a portion of the material was used and thereafter, the cylinder was put back in its place again. The lower left part of the neck section is broken off and is missing.
Acquired in 1887 from Count Tyszkiewicz’s collection in Rome. Possibly found in The Licinian Tomb.
V. Poulsen 1973, Cat. 63;
K. Polascheck, Trierer Zeitschrift (1972) 152, Abb. 10, 5;
M. Horster, MüJb 24 (1973) 24;
D. Boschung, Idl 101 (1986) 268, Abb. 8. 9;
Kaiser Augustus und die verlorene Republik (1988) no. 165;
M. Moltesen, MedKøb 45 (1989) 91, fig. 5;
M. Moltesen, AA (1991) 272, Abb. 3.