römisch, Reenactment

4th (well, probably 2nd) century hair

I’ve stumbled across this head from Sotheby’s while looking for hair ideas! Since I now have short hair again I’m in need of alternatives (wigs, headscarves etc.) to look proper or at least attempt to do so. Isn’t she beautiful? Here’s what the page states:

A LATE ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF A WOMAN OR GODDESS,
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.

turned to her right, her eyes with recessed pupils, her centrally parted slightly wavy hair bound in a fillet, brushed back over the ears, and formerly tied in a chignon; on a modern square marble plinth engraved on three sides “Augusta Faustina Pii Filia“; nose and base of neck restored, chignon formerly restored.

https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/ancient-sculpture-and-works-of-art/a-late-roman-marble-head-of-a-woman-or-goddess

To be fair, if this really is supposed to be then this would be Faustina Minor, and she would not have lived in the 4th century, but rather the second:

Annia Galeria Faustina (Minor), born ca. 130 AD as daughter of the later emperor Antoninus Pius and Faustina (Maior). Married in 145 AD to the later emperor Marcus Aurelius. Elevated to Augusta in 147 AD. Died 176 AD. Among her numerous children is the later Emperor Commodus (L. Aurelius Commodus).

https://recherche.smb.museum/detail/2356705

However, it is a beautiful and simple style I think.

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