Portrait Head of a Noble Roman Lady from the Antonine Period

Culture: Roman
Period: First half 2nd century A.D.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 13.4 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 3204
Provenance: From the private collection of the Viennese classical philologist Gertrud Herzog-Hauser. Herzog-Hauser, wife of the painter Carry Hauser, died in 1953 at the age of 59. Thence in family property.
Condition: Some minor wear. Overall a very qualitative head from the Antonine period.
Description: Portrait head of a noble Roman lady with an austere look. The closed mouth, the slightly fleeting chin and the round cheeks intensify the stern, but not unfeminine expression. The eyes are behind thick lids, the incised pupils clearly recognizable. The hair is parted in the middle and on top braided to an elaborate coiffure. The style of the haircut is at least imitating Faustina’s the Elder, wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius. Mounted.