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portrait head

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Marble head from a portrait statue of a veiled priestess of the goddess Vesta. The headdress identifies the subject as a Vestal Virgin. Above her hair are six folds of the infula, a long woollen band wrapped about the head to hang in two loops, passed behind the ears.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2ndC (circa)
  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 29.3 centimetres
    • Width: 23.3 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Brummer 1979 p. 267, no. 647 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G70

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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