Limestone head of a woman from a funerary relief from Syria (PAL0118)

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Title

Limestone head of a woman from a funerary relief from Syria (PAL0118)

Description

The limestone head of a woman, probably originally from a funerary relief from Syria, dated to the 3rd c. CE. She wears a headdress with a thin decorated diadem. Her hair is pulled back behind the veil. She touches her right cheek with her three middle fingers of her right hand, but the rest is not preserved. The headdress and veil, almond-shaped eyes and incised eyebrows, and the overall pose and style of the sculpture is Palmyrene; however, the quality of the limestone (poor), placement of the diadem (not fully around the head), and straight hair are all unusual.

Date

Rights

Image CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 image courtesy of Jonathan Dresner

Format

Limestone

Identifier

PAL0118

Funerary relief Item Type Metadata

Findspot

Syria?

Current Location (if known)

The Tom and Nan Riley Collection of Roman Portrait Sculptures, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Citation

“Limestone head of a woman from a funerary relief from Syria (PAL0118),” WIRE: Women in the Roman East Project, accessed December 10, 2018, http://wireproject.org/items/show/716.

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