09 février 2017

Funerary bust: the so-called Beauty of Palmyra, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE

Funerary bust: the so-called Beauty of Palmyra, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE. Limestone. 21.6 x 16.1 in. (55 x 41 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 2795. Photo: Ole Haupt Representing an unnamed woman referred to as "The Beauty of Palmyra," this female is exceptional for her physiognomy and the abundance and detailed rendering of her jewels. The distinctive eyes, along with the full cheeks and lips, suggest that she represents a foreigner who originated from India. Traces of ochre and red on the limestone indicate... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2017

Funerary bust: unidentified Palmyrene woman, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE

Funerary bust: unidentified Palmyrene woman, Palmyrene, anonymous maker, 190–210 CE. Limestone. 15.7 x 19 in. (48.5 x 40 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1068. Photo: Ole Haupt With the left hand grasping her veil and the right hand holding a loop of the veil, this unknown Palmyrene woman is eloquently depicted in three-quarter view. Her abundant jewelry and elegant turban underscore her privileged status.