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A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A GIRL, SEVERAN, EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D., ON 17TH/18TH CENTURY SHOULDERS

A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A GIRL, SEVERAN, EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D., ON 17TH/18TH CENTURY SHOULDERS

A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A GIRL, SEVERAN, EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D., ON 17TH/18TH CENTURY SHOULDERS

A ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF A GIRL, SEVERAN, EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D., ON 17TH/18TH CENTURY SHOULDERS


her eyes with incised irises and drilled pupils, her right earlobe pierced, her hair drawn back in rows of wavy tresses and gathered in an oval plait on the back; no restorations.

Height incl. shoulders 50 cm.; height of head 19 cm.

As shown. Note chipped: tip of nose, upper lip, both eyes and both eyebrows, part of proper right ear. Surface somewhat dirty, with scratches overall.


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European private collection, circa 18th Century (based on restoration techniques)

Willy Lefèvre, Kortrijk, Belgium

by descent to the present owner

For the form of the plait on the back cf. Severan portrait heads in Rome (K. Fittschen and P. Zanker, Katalog der römischen Porträts in den Capitolinischen Museen, vol. 3, 1983, p. 103f., nos. 152-153, pl. 180), and Berlin (http://arachne.uni-koeln.de/item/objekt/2203; cf. K. Fittschen, Göttingische Gelehrte Anzeigen, vol. 270, 2018, p. 114).