Head of a woman from a funerary relief from Palmyra (PAL0117)

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Title

Head of a woman from a funerary relief from Palmyra (PAL0117)

Description

The limestone head of a woman from Palmyra, probably originally from a funerary relief. She wears a typical headdress with a decorative band featuring a central palm motif and a lattice pattern beside it, but the headdress is additionally decorated with two draped strands of jewelry. This example includes inset black pupils. The arrangement of her hair, parted in the middle and pulled back behind the head, the almond shaped eyes, and fleshy Venus-rings across her neck are typical features of Palmyrene funerary portraiture.

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Date

Rights

Image rights: Public domain via the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Format

Limestone

Identifier

PAL0117

Funerary relief Item Type Metadata

Dimensions

27.31x17.78x12.7cm

Findspot

Palmyra; Gift of Robert Blaugrund

Current Location (if known)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, M.82.77.2

Citation

“Head of a woman from a funerary relief from Palmyra (PAL0117),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 15, 2019, http://wireproject.org/items/show/715.

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