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Portrait Head of a Young Woman
Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Roman
Creator Dates/Places: Italy, Europe
Creator Name-CRT: Roman
Title: Portrait Head of a Young Woman
Title Type: preferred
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: 100
Creation End Date: 200
Creation Date: Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.
Creation Place: Early Western World,Roman Republic and Empire
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: marble
Dimensions: H.: 22 cm (8-7/8 in.); W.: 18 cm (7 in.); Depth: 20.6 cm (8 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1960.64
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Edward E. Ayer Fund
Subject Description: The anonymous, aristocratic young woman wears a hairstyle of entwined braids that was made popular by Sabina, the wife of Emperor Hadrian. The drilling of the eye pupil and iris, and the high polish of the skin surfaces are also hallmarks of the Hadrianic Period.
Context: The smoothly polished skin, the matte texture of the braided hair, the incised irises, and the drilled pupils of the eyes are characteristic of portraiture fashionable during the reign of the emperor Hadrian (AJ.D. 117 - 138)
AMICA ID: AIC_.1960.64
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998

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