A Roman marble portrait head of a young woman Trajanic, circa A.D. 100-120 Finely carved with lidded eyes and full-lips, her hair centrally-parted and arranged into a high plaited ring around her head, 9½in (24.1cm) high, mounted
Provenance: Dr. Michael Madden Collection, Woodland Hills, California, USA, formed between the 1950s and 1970s. Royal Athena Galleries, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XVII, 2006, no. 25.
Literature: For similar hairstyles on Imperial portraits of Trajan's niece, Salonina Matidia, cf. G. Mansuelli, Galleria degli Uffizi. Le Sculture, Rome, 1961, no. 86, and no. 89.