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Portrait Bust of a Woman

If only the Romans had carved the names of everyone into everything like the Egyptians did, we might know whose portrait this is.  Perhaps they put to much faith into the portraits being carefully handed down throughout their family lineage.  They never saw those Visigoths coming.  This piece has been returned to display at the Museum of the Art Institute Chicago and photographing it at night came out particularly good.  I photographed both sides and the front to show all the detail in the hair.

 

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Portrait Bust of a Woman, Roman, A.D. 140-50, marble.

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