Apr 18, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Apr 18, 2008

Portrait of a Young Girl

Portrait of a Young Girl

c. AD 25–30


Overall: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1985.138


Did you know?

The earrings this young girl wears are similar to a pair in the CMA collection (1985.174).


This bronze portrait has a boyish close-cropped hairstyle and rounded forehead. The irises of the eyes are now hollow but were once inlaid with material, possibly glass. The head was likely set into a body or bust and placed inside a tomb. This portrait head is distinctive for the particular arrangement of the comma-shaped locks of hair, which resembles portraiture during the later period of the reign of Tiberius (AD 25–30), a Julio-Claudian emperor. Some scholars believe that the earrings identify the figure as an Armenian prince, while others believe this to be a portrait of a young girl.

See also
GR - Roman
Greek and Roman Art
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