Head of a woman, perhaps originally from a funerary stele, from Palmyra (PAL0112)

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Title

Head of a woman, perhaps originally from a funerary stele, from Palmyra (PAL0112)

Description

A limestone head of a woman from Palmyra, dated c.170-230 CE, and probably originally part of a funerary relief. She wears a headdress edged with a band decorated by a central floral motif flanked by a lattice design. Her hair is pulled up and back around the edge of the band. This arrangement of hair also appears on PAL0111 and PAL0113, while the decoration of the band is similar to PAL0111. Despite damage to the left side of the face, the figure's incised eyebrows and almond shaped eyes are well-preserved, as well as a soft jaw and Venus rings around the neck.

Source

Publisher

Yale University Art Gallery

Rights

Image rights: Public domain via Yale University Art Gallery

Format

Limestone

Identifier

PAL0112

Funerary relief Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

32.5x26x25cm

Findspot

Palmyra; Gift of Vicomtesse d’Andurain

Current Location (if known)

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, inv. no. 1931.135

Citation

“Head of a woman, perhaps originally from a funerary stele, from Palmyra (PAL0112),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed November 15, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/710.

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