A fine Romano-Egyptian terracotta fragment of a female head. She is portrayed in a neutralistic manner, with well defined facial features. Her facial features are naturalistically rendered, displaying full lips and large eyes. The woman’s hair is of a classic Roman style with a middle parting and a simple symmetrical design with her hair braided and placed in high knot. Mould-made in two sections, the fragment displays on its sides the lines where the two halves were attached together in antiquity. This portrait possesses a Hellenistic trait inheriting from both Roman and Egyptian culture, and is mounted on a clear stand. Two piercings are visible on either side of the face indicating large earrings.
Date: Circa 2nd century AD