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Female portrait head

Female portrait head

Female portrait head

White marble

H: 21 cm

Gift of Ella Brummer, Durham, North Carolina, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, in memory of her husband Ernest Brummer

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Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

This portrait, with its idealized heart-shaped face and wavy hair parted in the middle and drawn back over the ears into a low chignon, probably depicted a goddess or an idealized image of the lady of an Imperial house.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Birchall, A. et al., The Ernest Brummer Collection, Ancient Art, II, Zürich, 1979


Greek and Roman Marble Sculpture: Brummer Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 25/02/1988 - 31/12/1994