A Roman marble head of the Empress Plotina
Early 2nd Century A.D.
The slender face with high cheek bones, wearing her distinctive hair drawn up into a high arch, then a sunken ridge with another band of tightly curled hair across her crown and framing her face extending into ringlets in front of her ears, with a central drill-hole presumably to have secured a diadem in another material, her hair drawn back behind and secured just above the nape of her neck, the long plait once secured by a pin, now missing, the hole for the pin visible, 6¼in. (15.7cm.) high, chipped in places, mounted