Agrippina Minor
Luni marble. 49—59 CE. Inv. No. 56964.Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Massimo alle TermePhoto by Ilya Shurygin

Agrippina Minor.

Luni marble. 49—59 CE.
Inv. No. 56964.

Rome, Roman National Museum, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
(Roma, Museo nazionale romano, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme).

From Ostia.
The hair is divided by a central parting and gathered in three rows of tight curls. The physical features have enabled it to be identified as Agrippina Minor (15-59 A.D.), daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina Major, wife in 49 A.D. to Claudius and mother of Nero who had her killed at the age of 44.
The portrait is very idealized and presence of the diadem is evidence of the official character of Agrippina Minor, who was already empress at the time the work was executed.
Late Claudian period.
© 2010. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Info: museum annotation
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