Portrait of a Severan Lady
Ca. 230—240 CE.
Inv. No. 1970.325.Boston, Museum of Fine ArtsPhoto by Roger B. Ulrich

Portrait of a Severan Lady.

Ca. 230—240 CE.
Inv. No. 1970.325.

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts.

Portrait of a Severan Lady (III).
Roman marble portrait of a Severan-period woman. Dated by the Boston MFA to ca. 230—240 C.E. The museum notes the similarity of this portrait to that of the empress Julia Mamaea (wife of Alexander Severus, who reigned 222—235 C.E.). Note the "scalloped" hairstyle; the carving of the hair is not finished at the top and back of the head.
© 2009. Photo: Roger B. Ulrich.
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines άγνωστη γυναίκα of a unidentify unknown woman female donna ignota sconosciuta femminile unbekannte frau weiblich inconnu femme απεικόνιση portrait portraiture ritratto ritrattistica porträtmalerei porträt κεφάλι κεφαλή head testa kopf tête marble marmor marmo female femminile severan lady donna female hairdo hairstyle coiffure acconciatura pettinatura femminile inv no 1970 325 inv 1970.325