Sep 1, 2009
Feb 2, 2006

Portrait Bust of an Aristocratic Woman

Portrait Bust of an Aristocratic Woman

AD 280–90


Overall: 31.5 x 19 x 10.8 cm (12 3/8 x 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.)

Weight: 5.058 kg (11.15 lbs.)

John L. Severance Fund 1965.244


These three pairs of marble portrait busts depict an aristocratic Roman couple. They are unique in representing the same couple three times with only minor variations in costume. Allegedly found together with the Jonah Marbles, they may represent the Christian patrons who commissioned the Jonah cycle.

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Medieval Art
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