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Unknown Woman

This portrait shows a now unknown Roman woman. She has mature features and a slightly down-turned mouth which makes her appear serious. Her elaborate hairstyle counters this a little and confers status via its complexity. It also helps to date the portrait to the reign of Trajan, emperor from 98 to 117 CE

Number: 
628
Location of Original: 

Munich, Residenz 52

Size: 
0.32m
Accession: 

Transferred from the Museum für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke, Munich, 29-30 October 1991

Date: 
Early C2 CE

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