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Roman marble portrait head of Julia Titi, Roman marble portrait head of Julia Titi,
IMPORTANT ROMAN MARBLE PORTRAIT HEAD OF JULIA TITI

Daughter of the Emperor Titus and mistress of the Emperor Domitian, depicted with the high-arching haloed coiffure characteristic of the period.
The mass of curls deeply drilled, portrayed with realistic features, the large convex almond-shaped eyes unarticulated, with thick upper lids under modeled arching brows, broad cheekbones, a protruding dimpled chin ,and a small mouth with bow-shaped lips.

Later 1st Century AD

H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.)

Ex European private collection, 1980s; private collection, Westlake Village, CA, acquired at Christies, NY, June 2007.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2015, no. 10.

For another portrait of Julia Titi see D. Kleiner, Roman Sculpture, p. 179, no. 147.

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