Marble Head of a Young Woman of the Pudicitia Type

Culture: Roman
Period: End of 2nd century A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 8 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3393
Provenance: French private collection V., acquired between 1960 and 1980. With an old collection label at the bottom of the base.
Condition: Some chips on the nose, chin and right eye. Overall a head of particular grace and beauty.
Description: High-quality marble head of a young woman in the style of the pudicitia. The face with particularly graceful features, the eyes awake behind thick lids with pierced pupils. Her mouth with its fine lips slightly opened. The woman with parted, thick and wavy hair in the middle, which is held in front by a filet. A veil is pulled over the center of her head framing her face in a circle. The veil is drawn across the entire head in broadly curved folds, and a bulge on the back of the head indicates the hair knot underneath. Under the veil, parts of the ears are still worked out at the front. The pudicitia type stands for decency and modesty, personified by the goddess Pudicitia, to whom two temples in Rome were dedicated. Mounted.