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    ROMAN. Marble head of a woman, possibly an Empress, ca. 2nd century AD. Life-sized head is 9" (22.5 cm) from base of neck to truncated crown of head, which is socketed to accept a missing crowning piece; the wavy hair along the browline is characteristic of Imperial hairstyles during the Antonine era (ca. AD 138-190) and the admittedly rather battered features do bear a resemblance to sculpture and coin portraits of Lucilla, daughter of Marcus Aurelius and wife of Lucius Verus; alternatively it could be a provincial woman presenting herself in Imperial style. The surface shows considerable surface erosion and damage, particularly to the nose, chin and right brow; however the portrait remains distinctive and pleasant. Stands 11" (28 cm) tall on custom black base.

    From the Estate of Gloria and Melville B. Nimmer, Westwood, CA. Acquired from Superior Galleries, Beverly Hills, June 1993.

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