Inv. Scu 232
The features of the woman are modeled after those of Faustina the Elder, wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius, a practice that compliments the Empress while giving social status to the subject of the sculpture.
The lady’s hair has been styled in a way that creates an elaborate headdress made of braids. A row of soft curls are allowed to fall on her forehead.
The work dates to the beginning of the Antonine period (140-160 AD)