Portrait of an older woman
Ca. 40—20 BCE.
Inv. No. 2000.38.New York, Metropolitan Museum of ArtPhoto by Roger B. Ulrich

Portrait of an older woman.

Ca. 40—20 BCE.
Inv. No. 2000.38.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Roman marble portrait of an older woman, dating from the first century B.C. (the Met dates the image to ca. 40—20 B.C.) If correct, the portrait was made in the last decades of the Roman Republic — or at the very beginning of Augustus’s reign. The hairstyle is similar to that worn by the wife of Augustus, Livia (note the prominent “nodus” over the forehead, in fact a broad braid).
© 2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
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 women female donna ignota sconosciuta femminile unbekannte frau weiblich inconnu femme απεικόνιση portrait portraiture ritratto ritrattistica porträtmalerei porträt κεφάλι κεφαλή head testa kopf tête weibliches de portraitkopf marble marmo marmor marbre μάρμαρο hairdo hairstyle pettinatura acconciatura weibliche frisur coiffure féminine θηλυκό χτένισμα nodus older elderly anziana anziano anziani ältere älterer âgé âgée inv no 2000 38