Bust of a woman, perhaps originally from a funerary stele, from Palmyra (PAL0113)

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Title

Bust of a woman, perhaps originally from a funerary stele, from Palmyra (PAL0113)

Description

Fragmentary limestone bust of a woman, perhaps originally part of a funerary relief from Palmyra. The figure wears a headdress and veil, and her hair is parted in the middle and gathered around behind the headdress band and beneath the veil. The band is decorated with a rectangular pattern. She wears a tunic and cloak, and her left arm appears to be wrapped beneath the cloak. The figure's eyes, pupils, and eyebrows are incised, and her face full, with a soft jawline. The treatment of her hair and decorative band is similar to PAL0111 and PAL0112.

Source

Publisher

Yale University Art Gallery

Date

Rights

Image rights: Public domain via Yale University Art Gallery

Format

Limestone

Identifier

PAL0113

Funerary relief Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

H 39cm

Findspot

Palmyra; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen

Current Location (if known)

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, inv. no. 1957.7.6.

Citation

“Bust of a woman, perhaps originally from a funerary stele, from Palmyra (PAL0113),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed November 21, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/711.

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