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Dacian or German Female

This head is a portrait, but not of a particular individual. It represents a type of person living on the outer fringes of the Roman Empire; Dacia was roughly where Romania is now. The Romans portrayed these people with certain physical characteristics, such as long hair for women, as seen here.

The sculpture dates from the time when the emperor was Trajan, who fought and won many wars with the Dacians and other tribes of northern and eastern Europe

Carrara marble
Location of Original: 

St Petersburg, Hermitage 358


Waldhauer: Die Antiken Skulpturen der Ermitage, III, 83, no.353, pl. XLIV

Early C2 CE

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