Artist Unknown

Head of A Young Woman

  • marble
  • Rome/Italy
  • Purchased, 1972
  • 156 x 112 x 134mm
  • 72/141

The small size, appearance, and angled turn of the head of this almost 2,000-year-old marble sculpture suggests it was originally from a Roman stone coffin, or sarcophagus. Heads like this one featured on sarcophagi as decoration, as portraits of the deceased or as representations of mythological figures. We can only guess which one this is.

(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)

Exhibition History