Portrait of Agrippina Minor or Valeria Messalina
First half of the 1st cent. CE.
H. 32 cm.
Inv. No. PG 4.Aquileia, National Archaeological MuseumPhoto by Egisto Sani

Portrait of Agrippina Minor or Valeria Messalina.

First half of the 1st cent. CE.
H. 32 cm.
Inv. No. PG 4.

Aquileia, National Archaeological Museum.

Aquileia, San Rocco.
Head portrait depicting Agrippina Minor or the empress Messalina, third wife of the emperor Claudius. The hairstyle of this female character is typical of the Julio-Claudian princesses. The features of this head could be compared with the Agrippina’s portrait identified as the Olympia Agrippina Type. Some scholars identify this portrait with Messalina, third wife of the Emperor Claudius. According to some hypothesis this portrait is pertinent to a statue belonging to an imperial sculptural cycle where Messalina was portrayed near her mother-in-law Antonia Minor.
V. S. M. Scrinari, Mus. Arch. di Aquileia, 1972, S. 78, Nr. 237, Abb. 238.
(cc) 2016. Photo, text: Egisto Sani (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines αυτοκρατορικό imperial imperiale kaiserliches impérial ιουλιο-κλαυδιανή δυναστεία iulio-claudia iulii-claudii julii-claudii the julio-claudian dynasty dinastia giulio-claudia julisch-claudische dynastie famille julio-claudienne julio-claudiens βαλερία μεσσαλίνα valeria messalina empress imperatrice kaiserin impératrice messaline ιουλία αγριππίνα η νεότερη julia iulia agrippina minor re556 younger giulia minore die jüngere agrippine la jeune απεικόνιση portrait portraiture ritratto ritrattistica porträtmalerei porträt κεφάλι κεφαλή head testa kopf tête of a woman female femminile donna weibliches frau de femme portraitkopf marble marmo marmor marbre μάρμαρο hairdo hairstyle pettinatura acconciatura weibliche frisur coiffure féminine θηλυκό χτένισμα inv no pg 4