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sepulchral bust portrait of a woman
  • Roman Empire
  • sepulchral bust portrait of a woman, 100s CE, Roman Empire (27 BCE–476 CE)
  • Where object was made: Palmyra (present-day Syria)
  • limestone
  • Object Height/Width: 49.5 x 39.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in
  • Museum purchase
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, N1
  • 1951.0100
Label Text

Bust of female veiled figure with proper left arm holding the veil garb. Figure is engaged on a slab. Figure wears pearl(?) necklace and a circular brooch(?) near her left breast.