A Roman lady
White marble.
Ca. 220 CE.
H. 45 cm.
Inv. No. 825.Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekPhoto by Sergey Sosnovskiy

A Roman lady.

White marble.
Ca. 220 CE.
H. 45 cm.
Inv. No. 825.

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Origin:
Acquired in 1892 from Eliseo Borghi in Rome, through the mediation of Helbig.
Description:

20. Roman Woman

The face and neck of this handsome woman are framed by curls, with a garland of tiny curls above the forehead and a large number of curls beneath the ears. Several identities have been proposed: Julia Paula, Elagabalus’ wife, or his mother, Julia Soaemias, but no certain determination is possible.
c. 220.

I. N. 825

Bust. White marble with light reddish-brown patina.
H. 0.45 m.
The tip of the nose has been repaired in marble. The edge of the bust has been damaged. The formation of the neck would suggest that the head has been placed on a draped statue.
Acquired 1892 from Eliseo Borghi in Rome, through the mediation of Helbig.

F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 755;
V. Poulsen 1974, Cat. 145;
M. Wegner, Gordianus III bis Carinus (1979) 60;
S. Wood, Roman Portrait Sculpture 217—260 A. D. (1986) 52—53, pl. XII, fig. 16;
Fittschen-Zanker III, no. 161, Anm. 5b, no. 163, Anm. 3a.

Credits:
(сс) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
2008. Text: museum label.
© 1995. Description: F. Johansen. Catalogue Roman Portraits, vol. III. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1995. P. 60, cat. no. 20.
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