|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.